Q: Intelligent Access intermittent problem

asked by on

Intelligent Access isn't working reliably on my car any more. I used to just need to hold my finger on the handle to unlock the car every time. Now, it sometimes won't unlock, and I have to use the buttons on my fob. It wasn't working this morning, but now I'm parked at work and it works just fine. Do I need to have something checked out?ing, parked at work and now it works. What gives?

Hello. It sounds like the touch pad has a bad spot in it and is working intermittently when you attempt to use it. It’s possible for an issue like this to be covered under your vehicle’s warranty.

If you are not sure, it would be a good idea to call your local dealer and inquire about the terms of your warranty. To fix this problem, the touch pad may need to be replaced and reprogrammed by a Ford dealer. If you want a second opinion, consider having a certified technician inspect the door component for you, they’ll be able to confirm my suspicions.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Intelligent Access intermittent problem

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I had a new serpentine belt and pulleys put on my car but the belt tends to keep popping off,

The serpentine belt need constant tension on the belt to keep it from coming off. If the belt alignment is not aligned then the belt may come off. The tensioner may be out of alignment and not putting enough tension...

Q: Why does my car jerk & accelerate by its self?

From what you've described, the jerking is most likely due to a misfire or a vacuum leak on the engine. You should have all the spark plugs and wires checked for misfiring after your computer is scanned for a misfire...

Q: Key cannot turn all the way, car cannot be started - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE

Hello. I would first check and see if the shifter is moving correctly. If it is not going fully into park then this will occur. If it is, then the ignition switch may be binding. I would move the shifter...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...