Safety and security are top priorities for our team at Hesser Toyota, and we strive to provide our drivers with top-of-the-line technology in order to achieve those promises. Many of our drivers are wondering ‘what is the engine immobilizer on the Toyota RAV4?’ so we’re here to do some explaining.
The engine immobilizer on the 2015 Toyota RAV4 comes standard on all three models. It’s an anti-theft system that uses an electronic code from your key or Smart Key fob in order to detect and ensure it’s the owner of the vehicle before the engine will start.
So how does it work exactly? There is a “transponder chip” in every key that is unique to your vehicle. When the key is in the ignition, or for the 2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited model, when the Smart Key fob is on the driver, the transponder chip will link up to the code in your vehicle and your engine with start. Since the transponder chip is embedded into each key, replacement is a little more tricky than the typical key cutting experience you may be familiar with.
If you happen to lose your key or Smart Key fob, contact our staff and we will be happy to help you. With the immobilizer system, we will need to reprogram the computer in your RAV4 in order to match the transponder code in your new key.
For more information regarding the engine immobilizer on the 2015 Toyota RAV4, contact us today.