Toyota is going to make you pay to start your car with your key fob

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Toyota is charging drivers for the convenience of using their key fobs to remotely start their cars. According to a report from The Drive, Toyota models 2018 or newer will need a subscription in order for the key fob to support remote start functionality.

As The Drive notes, buyers are given the option to choose from an array of Connected Services when purchasing a new Toyota, and one of those services — called Remote Connect — just so happens to include the ability to remotely start your car with your key fob.

The key fob’s remote start functionality is tied to the audio package that comes with the car

Buyers are offered a free trial of Remote Connect, but the length of that trial depends on the audio package that’s included with the…

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