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CANROVER



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Keep your fobs FAR away from your car!

So,

A few weeks ago I was at the dealership waiting for a loaner to come. While I was waiting I overheard a service advisor on the phone with a customer that was complaining that her battery was dead after having left her car sitting in the garage for three weeks while she was on vaycay. The SA asked her; "where did you leave all the FOBS?" And then went on to explain that if you leave your FOBs within 20 feet of the car when it's not in use the car will periodically do some self diagnostics as it thinks you're about to get in it to drive off. Once he got off the phone I asked him what to do in to prevent these unnecessary checks and he said "just try to store the keys more than 20 feet away from the car when you're not using it. If you're driving it every few hours on a daily basis it's not too big of a deal but if you are gong away and the car is gonna sit unused for days on end either take the batteries out of the FOBS or store ALL of them more than 20 feet away to keep the car from doing its checks."

Hope this helps

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Slim444



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So,

Nice tip, I try to keep mine as far away from the car as possible- if you think about it, 20' is quite a long way if you live in an average sized house and your car is on the drive outside.

cheers
Simon

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CANROVER



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I totally hear you... My house is a 1687 Square foot town home with a single car garage and when the rover is in the garage, I keep the FOB next to the farthest wall I can find.... Not a huge deal but kinda funny the lengths we have to go to to keep these "smart" cars from staying on all the time.

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udash



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smart key inside a metal container will prevent all communications, so if you put it in a metal tin for example (with lid closed) then you can ignore the 20 feet clearance.

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CANROVER



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Hmmm... Perhaps a lead lined key box would help.

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Slim444



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A small Faraday cage, of course! Wink

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Slim444 wrote:

A small Faraday cage, of course!


Otherwise known as a Microwave Oven!

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Bladerunner



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You can get a pair of Faraday bags on Fleabay for much cheapness and they actually do work.

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GodivaNige



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One aspect of automotive progress that’s actually worse than the old way.
Keyless entry and go has given the consumer more grief than convenience but still the car makers push on with it.

One day, they’ll realise, key in slot, twist to start... is as far as they should have gone

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Eaters



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I'm with you GodivaNige. Definitely a step too far and a "development" that created more problems than it solved. Leave well enough alone Robin
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Tyrefitter



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GodivaNige wrote:
One day, they’ll realise, key in slot, twist to start... is as far as they should have gone

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I agree,,whats hard about putting the key in the ignition & turning it to start vehicle,,,plus it will solve most keyless start thefts.

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Eaters



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And I seem to remember that there were some posts on here about where to keep you keys when in the car. Well how about inventing a slot that the key could slip into - only that key so that you accidentally don't put another key in there - and you could then include a manual steering lock for additional security, and maybe an option to turn on accessory power, the radio and such like and even start the car that way. I ought to have been an inventor Rolling with laughter Robin
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Pinnacle



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Is this for real ?.

The fob unlocks the doors once you are within 3 feet.
Why would the car think you are going to unlock it and drive it from 20 feet away.

I'm not doubting what you heard but it just seems like they may have been fobbing off the customer, hen when you asked about it, he had no choice but to back up "his theory".

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CANROVER



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Pinnacle,

you might be right.... But then again you might be wrong.... Who knows Shocked lol

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