How sensitive is the electronic system on a Prius?

Asked by May 19, 2013 at 05:25 PM about the 2011 Toyota Prius

Question type: General

I just bought a 2011 Prius and wish I had thought to ask the following:  Will my cell phone affect the electronic key system if it is close to the "key"?  If I fly, will TSA allow me to carry my electronic key system on the plane?  And, most importantly, I have lots of elderly relatives---Can someone with a pacemaker  safely ride in a Prius?

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Im sure the automaker has thought about these things. alot of new cars have push button start and I have heard nothing about cell phones affecting key operation. I dont know anyone with a pacemaker but im sure they can ride in a and new vehicle without harm.

I do not believe the magnetic and electrical fields to be any more than being close to your clothes dryer, or any other household electrics~

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kbro is right. The systems you are referring to greatly affected by electromagnetic interference, as the prius generates such a small field, people and electronic systems are not bothered by it. My old demagnetiser for my VCR grnerated a field stronger than that of the prius. So you can fly, use your cell, run people around with pacemakers and not worry about any problems. Thats my 2 cents worth, now enjoy your day.

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you are good to go. i''ve been posed that question on more than one occasion from customers that i have installed remote car starters, security systems, and sound systems in their vehicles. It's not going to hurt anything. When they design new vehicles that do actually run tests to check those types of things. enjoy your new car.

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