Four Reasons Your Car Isn't Detecting the Key Fob

Four Reasons Your Car Isn't Detecting the Key Fob

If you're having trouble getting your car to detect your key fob, it can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, there are a few possible explanations for why your car isn't detecting the key fob, and some of them can be easily resolved.

At Jack’s Key Services, our doors are always open to help you troubleshoot the issue. We can perform a diagnostic check to see if there is an issue with the key fob itself, or if the problem lies within the vehicle’s electrical system. We can also check to ensure the car’s remote sensing device is working properly. In addition, we can provide you with a replacement key fob if necessary. Keep reading to learn more and contact our team today for your key fob replacement!

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Battery Issues

The most common reason why a car won't detect a key fob is because of a weak battery. Over time, the battery in a key fob can wear down and lose its charge, preventing it from being detected by the car. You can easily replace the battery in your key fob and get it working again.

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Faulty Wiring

If your car still isn't detecting your key fob after replacing the battery, then the problem could be with the wiring. The wiring of your key fob can become damaged due to wear and tear, or it can be damaged by water. If the wiring is damaged, then it will need to be replaced for the key fob to work properly.

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Out of Range

The range of a key fob is limited, and if it's too far away from the car then it won't be detected. Make sure that your key fob is within range of the car when you try to use it.

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Sensitivity Issues

Some key fobs are more sensitive than others, and if yours is not sensitive enough then it won't be detected. If this is the case, then you can try adjusting the sensitivity of the key fob or replacing it with a more sensitive model.

No matter the issue, Jack’s Key Service is here to provide you with the best quality service and help you get back on the road in no time. If you’re having trouble getting your car to detect your key fob, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by our shop so we can help you out.

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