Another Crazy Question - Key FOB

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My car displayed a message recently stating that the key FOB was not detected. The FOB was in my pocket. I rearranged it and the message disappeared. The question: What would happen if the FOB failed, or otherwise not be detected after a drive was commenced? I had this horrible thought that the car would brick as I was driving on the expressway.





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My car displayed a message recently stating that the key FOB was not detected. The FOB was in my pocket. I rearranged it and the message disappeared. The question: What would happen if the FOB failed, or otherwise not be detected after a drive was commenced? I had this horrible thought that the car would brick as I was driving on the expressway.
No mention in Good To Know of your specific scenario while driving. Maybe the guidance for “Starting the Vehicle with Discharged Vehicle Key Battery or Radio Interference” would be the procedure to follow while driving.

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Here in Spain, when you drive near an important government building, or some embassies or major tourist attractions, you get the fob not found message. It is due to the frequency sweep inhibitors which are ubiquitous and date back to when the terrorist organization ETA used remote-controlled car bombs to perpetrate attacks. Also government high-rank’s vehicles and escorts are equipped with the same technology. When parking nearby one of these inhibitors, the keyless functions almost never work and even the key press sometimes doesn’t either. You must use it right next to the receiver and once I had to use the conventional “emergency” key ! Too many variables may trigger the key not found display…
 

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I don’t know if it’s just a feeling, but I have been experiencing this a few times these days. No idea if something changed.
 
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Thank you all, at least I am not alone.
 

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Given the amount of communication between the car and the key fob, you should also keep in mind the battery in the key fob will not last long. I'm at about 14 months and 5100 miles and my primary fob battery is noticeably weaker. US so left hand drive, and key fob in my left pocket will usually cause this message.
 
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I am wondering if keeping a water bottle in the aft cup holder is the culprit. I normally keep it in the forward cup holder, but when I experienced this issue, I had a full bottle in the aft cup holder.
 

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