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Key Fob Issues, Anyone Else?
So I did a search for this issue and didnt see anything about it on this forum, at least not for the 3rd gen. My keyfob worked fine for the first year or so, then some issues arose:
1. Sometimes the car wouldnt recognize the keyfob even though it was right smack in the middle of the car. Tried moving it around, no dice. Eventually would use the "push the fob against the start button" procedure for dead batteries and it would start.
2. Pressing the lock and unlock button sometimes just straight up doesnt work. I look at the fob, the red light is coming on, I'm 2 feet from the car, and it doesnt do anything. I usually fix it by pressing the unlock button, then lock again and it will magically work.
Now I've replaced the battery several times in this keyfob and that seems to help for about 6 months and then the issues start again. I dont think its just a battery issue though because this battery is only like 3 months old and now its starting to do issue number 2, though not number 1.
Anyone had any issues like this have any advice? Was Mazda any help? I honestly avoid going to the dealer like the plague since the ONE time I took my car in for warranty repairs they gouged my paint on BOTH rear doors and did a shitty job repainting them, then Mazda USA was basically like "Whelp, they tried!"