While running errands during a locally heavy rainstorm on Friday, I made a mad dash entry into my Challenger 392 SRT8. After closing the driver door I noticed the door locks had retreated to their locked position. This normally doesn't happen until I reach about 10mph. I buckled up, applied the brake, and pushed the keyless-start button.. Nothing happened except a message appeared saying "Key Fob not recognized." I checked that I was carrying my Key Fob in my pocket - it was there. I decided the system didn't like having the doors locked, so I pushed the "unlock doors" button on the drivers side and opened the door. Immediately the car went into Security Alarm status - the horn began pulsing, the headlights came on, the turn signals began flashing. (I envisioned myself sitting in the rain for three hours waiting for AAA to show up to disconnect the battery). Then, for some reason, I decided to pull the key FOB out of my pocket. I pressed the UNLOCK button on the Key Fob and the alarm stopped. The car start function worked normally, and I was able to drive away. Later I read the owners manual - it states that that you can create conditions that will give you a false alarm. If this occurs you can disarm the system by pressing UNLOCK button on the Key Fob.
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I have also noticed various Key Fob Not Detected on mine when the battery inside the FOB gets low... I just keep a few extra batteries in my center console. For some reason these fobs seem to chew up batteries.
no keyfob found happens to me every so often. I have gotten used to it and just press the lock or unlock button and then I can start the car. Typical programming issues with Dodge that we have to live with but I will say not really a hassle if you know what to do.
Its a bit off topic, but I let my battery die on my Challe... and then needed to pop out the push starter button to try and start with the KeyFob in the slot....
MISTAKE # 1 - DONT DO THIS.. if your battery is dead. It WILL lock your key in the slot, not matter what position you place key in. I had to charge up the battery and then I had to start it, and turn it off, to be able to remove the key.... Not sure what the heck kind of a dumb design that is...
I think mostly this situation happen when the door lock sensor of driver side have any fault than the sensor don't work properly and you have issues with the door lock and blinking the lights etc.So try to fix the lock sensor.
Had a similar incident at a recent car show. Had the windows down so people could see inside the car but locked the doors to keep people out. Well some girl felt the need to unlock the door by reaching in and hitting the unlock button. She then opens the door and starts to sit in my car until the alarm starts going off. She quickly shut the door and walked off.
If the doors are locked using the key fob, you cannot hit unlock from the inside or start the vehicle until disabled by the fob.
Most likely what happened (has happened to me a few times) is that when you sat down, you accidently hit the lock button on the fob in your pocket.
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