Lexus NX: Smart access system with push-button start

Lexus NX Owners Manual / Before driving / Opening, closing and locking the doors / Smart access system with push-button start

The following operations can be performed simply by carrying the electronic key (including the card key) on your person, for example in your pocket. The driver should always carry the electronic key.

■Antenna location

Lexus NX. Opening, closing and locking the doors

  1. Antennas outside the cabin
  2. Antennas inside the cabin
  3. Antenna inside the luggage compartment
  4. Antenna outside the luggage compartment

■Effective range (areas within which the electronic key is detected)

Lexus NX. Opening, closing and locking the doors

  1. When locking or unlocking the doors The system can be operated when the electronic key is within about 2.3 ft. (0.7 m) of an outside door handle. (Only the doors detecting the key can be operated.)
  2. When starting the hybrid system or changing power switch modes

The system can be operated when the electronic key is inside the vehicle.

■If an alarm sounds or a warning message is displayed A combination of exterior and interior alarms as well as warning messages shown on the multi-information display are used to prevent theft of the vehicle and accidents resulting from erroneous operation. Take appropriate measures in response to any warning message on the multi-information display.

When only an alarm sounds, circumstances and correction procedures are as follows.

Situation Correction procedure
An attempt was made to lock the vehicle while a door was open. Close all of the doors and lock the doors again.
Situation Correction procedure
The power switch was turned to ACCESSORY mode while the driver's door was open (The driver's door was opened when the power switch was in ACCESSORY mode). Turn the power switch off and close the driver's door.

■When "Smart Access System Malfunction See Owner's Manual" will be displayed on the multi-information display The system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.

■Battery-saving function The battery-saving function will be activated in order to prevent the electronic key battery and the 12-volt battery from being discharged while the vehicle is not in operation for a long time.

■Turning an electronic key to batterysaving mode When battery-saving mode is set, battery depletion is minimized by stopping the electronic key from receiving radio waves.

Press twice while pressing and holding .

Confirm that the electronic key indicator flashes 4 times. While the battery-saving mode is set, the smart access system with push-button start cannot be used. To cancel the function, press any of the electronic key buttons.

Lexus NX. Opening, closing and locking the doors

■Conditions affecting operation The smart access system with push-button start, wireless remote control and immobilizer system use weak radio waves. In the following situations, the communication between the electronic key and the vehicle may be affected, preventing the smart access system with push-button start, wireless remote control and immobilizer system from operating properly.

■Note for the entry function

■When the vehicle is not driven for extended periods

■To operate the system properly Make sure to carry the electronic key when operating the system. Do not get the electronic key too close to the vehicle when operating the system from the outside of the vehicle.

Depending on the position and holding condition of the electronic key, the key may not be detected correctly and the system may not operate properly. (The alarm may go off accidentally, or the door lock prevention may not operate.)

■If the smart access system with pushbutton start does not operate properly

■Customization Settings (e.g. smart access system with push-button start) can be changed. If the smart access system with push-button start has been deactivated by a customized setting, refer to the explanations for the following operations.

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