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CANROVER



Member Since: 03 Oct 2015
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Canada 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black
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

Post #486223 Sun Jan 31 2016 7:24pm
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Slim444



Member Since: 09 Nov 2015
Location: Huntingdon
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

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

Post #486388 Tue Feb 02 2016 2:20pm
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CANROVER



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Canada 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

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.

Post #486396 Tue Feb 02 2016 5:37pm
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udash



Member Since: 16 Oct 2009
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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.

Post #486461 Wed Feb 03 2016 1:25pm
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CANROVER



Member Since: 03 Oct 2015
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Canada 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

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

Post #486467 Wed Feb 03 2016 2:16pm
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Slim444



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A small Faraday cage, of course! Wink

Post #486477 Wed Feb 03 2016 5:36pm
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Citizen55



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Tonga Green

Slim444 wrote:

A small Faraday cage, of course!


Otherwise known as a Microwave Oven!

Post #486927 Mon Feb 08 2016 3:51pm
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