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Anyone else have issues with remote entry button responsiveness on a 14 or 15?
So I've noticed that I've had occasional issues with my car recognizing my key for the remote entry and remote start. Sometimes I would get into the car (after using the remote entry button on the door handle just fine) and it would give me warning lights on the dash. I would push the start button and it was fine, or if it still persisted I would actually take out the key fob and hit unlock and then I could start it.
I figured initially that I could chalk this up to the key fob battery. It is pretty much communicating with the car A LOT, and you would think it would wear down quicker.
Well this morning I went out and started the car to warm it up (we had frost last night) and I went back into the house as normal. It gave me the audible "your car is still running beep" and continued to run. About 10 minutes later I came back out to leave for work and the car wouldn't unlock with the remote entry button. I couldn't use the key fob to unlock either. I even tried both fobs that I have. Finally, before I decided to give the dealership a call I tried the trunk remote entry button and that worked, so I had to crawl through my trunk to get in the car and unlock it. Then it started back up. I just tried it again now a few hours later and it unlocked and started up fine.
Has anyone had issues like this before?
I'm thinking that I will replace the batteries in both key fobs first just to see if that makes an improvement, but I'm curious if I'm not the only one.
If it persists I'm going to take it to the dealership, but I'm willing to be it will become one of those "tech could not duplicate problem" issues if it doesn't act up for them. I would call this a once every few weeks problem not a routine one. I'm afraid they're going to say nothing is wrong and send me on my way only to have it come up again.
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