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Trouble Finding the Smart Key - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,130
edited May 2015 in Jaguar
imageTrouble Finding the Smart Key - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

The Smart Key for our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is supposed to allow for keyless entry and ignition, but lately, it's not as smart as we'd like it to be.

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  • If the Jag is like most other keyless systems if it was the battery you should get a low battery warning before it completely dies. Toyota and Honda (probably others) have the best procedure when the battery is dead in the "key". The Jag seems to have a port or sensor on the left side of the steering wheel while the start button is positioned to the right. Two handed procedure while looking at the dash to see if it has sensed the key and is ready to start. Hondas and Toyotas have you place the key in front of the start button, wait for the start button indicator to change from orange to green, press button.
  • legacygtlegacygt Posts: 599
    Something about that sentence cracks me up. "Smart" keys shouldn't need repositioning.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,772
    I've had my '13 Jag XF for over 16 months and have not had such issues with the smart key. Detects and starts every time.

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • agentorangeagentorange Posts: 893
    Despite not having received the "battery low" warning for the smart key, I would change the battery.
  • cworleycworley Posts: 1
    Did you have your iphone in the same pocket? I found the smart key on my Toyota Highlander does something similar when I have it in the same pocket with my iphone, or other electronic devices. Its happened even with my work badge (embedded RFID) in the same pocket.
  • suepermannsuepermann Posts: 1
    just for kicks…….put the key in your empty left pants pocket
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