I have a 2001 EL - has an immobilizer (as expected)...
After a 1 hour or more drive, when I go to take the key out of the
keyslot, I find the key VERY hot. It's not cool like regular keys - if
you place the key right onto your skin, you can feel the key either very
warm, or even hot enough to actually need to remove from skin contact.
Other than that, the car runs fine!
I'm wondering whether any of you guys have experienced this? I know
there's some sort of chip on the key - but should it be that hot?