Keyless and iPhone Don't Mix - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Keyless and iPhone Don't Mix

October 26, 2012

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A number of the truly keyless, proximity-based smart entry/start keys don't like to work when face-to-face with an iPhone -- and by that I mean, literally, face to face. Keep most in your pocket alongside our favorite addiction and, if the phone is between the FOB and the car, it's unlikely to work. Switch places, however and it's fine.

You -> pocket -> key -> phone = bad
You -> pocket -> phone -> key = fine.

Unless it's the Subaru BRZ's key. It can't be in the same pocket or gym bag as an iPhone and still work. Big deal? Not really, but I keep my wallet in one front pocket and my key/phone in the other. This car just requires a different routine.

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 6,414 miles

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