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FOB unlock car, but wouldn't start car.

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#1 OFFLINE   rfgrefe


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

Here one for the book. My wife came to her C-max 2013 after shopping, unlock the door, got in. nothing work, could not start the car, everything seem dead. however the tailgate work, the door lock work. She call me, I told her to place the FOB next to the steering Wheel, nothing. So I went to the car with My FOB, same thing, door locks works, tail gate work, nothing else.  Call AAA, they came try to jump it, in case the battery was dead, nothing. So we had the car tow home.  After AAA left I went to the car, and now all is good, everything is working.

So my questions are:

1) What happen

2) Has this happen to anyone else?

3) Is there a way to start the car without the FOB

3) any options or suggest on what to do the next time.



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#2 OFFLINE   homestead


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

Sounds like an intermittant problem in the circuit that detects the fob and starts the car.

Probably difficult to diagnose & repair.

#3 OFFLINE   joshg678


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:59 PM

Is there a spot to hold the fob when the fob battery is dead to get it to start?

#4 ONLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:55 PM


Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 16 April 2017 - 09:16 PM.

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