After a 3 a.m. bloodelivery to a mountain hospital 170 miles from home, several times I tried to start the Camry.
KEY NOT DETECTED reads out!!
The key remote, in my EMS pants leg pocket, likely got cold walking outside in 15° F from a distant exit back around the hospital to the emergency entrance parking lot.
I held the remote in my hand to warm it, then held it close to the right side of the steering wheel and thengine started.
Does the remote not contain a passive transmitter which broadcasts a signal when close to the vehicle interior ignition transmitter?
(That day, I bought a replacement “button” battery at a grocery store which I placed in the glove box for when the remote goes totally dead. We rarely press any of its buttons.)