: Remote start-entry/Key Fob issues

11-02-12, 08:10 AM
Anyone else had any issues with this?
I have a 2011 SRX and twice now I have had a problem. First time I put my purse in the car keys and all and it locked the doors! Replaced the batteries in both fobs, this week it did it to me again!!!! This time couldn't detect remote so the dealership had it towed. They tell me both batteries were low..hard to buy that! And that my iPhone charger (not plugged in-in the center console) could interfere with the signal. That's the explanation?

Also, they tell me in the 2011's that to start ignition without an active Fob to place the Fob at the bottom of the same center console but when we tried, it was hit and miss. Took moving the Fob around to make the 'connection'.
Seems a little vague to me...


11-06-12, 03:38 PM
There is a very specific cradle in the center console that you need to place the fob in if the signal is weak. By placing the fob correctly in the cradle, the fob is closest to the module that picks up its signal, and you should be able to start the car.

As far as the iphone cord interferance, I have never heard of that??

11-06-12, 05:28 PM
My wife left her purse in the rear compartment after she loaded it up and closed it. She called me and begged me to come and bring her the other remote. I said call the OnStar number just behind the driver's side mirror and they would open it. She did and then OnStar called me and told me that she was on her way home! I still think they need a key slot somewhere to make up for a dead battery in the FOB. Anyway, if you have OnStar you will never be locked out. On the other hand there is the OnStar story about a call from a blonde that was locked INSIDE her car and could they help her get out! The nice man asked her if she saw the big chrome handle on the door just below her left elbow. She said yes and he said lift it. She screamed and said "OMG, it worked"!Have a nice day.