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Posted by Mr. Skeptic on September 4, 2005, 8:22 pm
During the first dew days I owned it, I walked off with it "running" a
couple of times. Couldn't figure out why the thing was beeping at me,
and when I got back in I couldn't figure out how the thing was smart
enough to turn itself on before I hit the power button. Talk about

Posted by Ingenuous on September 5, 2005, 1:08 am

Happened to me a couple of times too.  :-)

I think the car has me broken in now.

Posted by Jean B. on September 5, 2005, 3:18 am
 Mr. Skeptic wrote:

Mine didn't do that.  I may have read it turns off after a set
amount of time?  Also, I did get back in after it buzzed.  Had
to turn it on to see the screen, so I think it was actually
off.  I dunno.  It was fine today....

But it seems easy to forget this....

Jean B.

Posted by Peter Fleming on September 5, 2005, 8:43 am
I live in South Africa and have had a Prius since March 2005. 12000
kilometers = about 7500 miles. The only model sold here is the right hand
drive UK B version,  with a manual key fob with 2 buttons to open & close
However I suspect the buzz you refer to is when you have turned off the
power, and opened the door, but not yet removed the key fob from the
Also - if you had any park, fog or drive lights on, and are turning off the
power, there is a buzz to remind you to kill the lights.
Peter F

Posted by Ingenuous on September 5, 2005, 5:01 pm

I've yet to put my fob in the dashboard slot.  This conversation reminds me,
however, of another fob related matter.  I was getting gas and my friend
left her purse in the car when she went to use the rest room.  After I
gassed up I tried to lock the car but couldn't.  It took me a while to
figure out that her fob was in her purse inside the car.  Having once locked
my keys in a car, I really appreciate this feature.

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