Q: Key fob does not work after long after replacing battery.

asked by on

My car mechanic says I need to check battery in my Traverse. Not cranking like it should. Would this affect the fob not unlocking my doors all the time?

My car has 71000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. One of the many side effects of a worn out battery is that it loses cranking amps which are needed to effectively activate your starter motor. However, your battery also operates multiple ancillary systems of your car, like door locks, and power windows. Sometimes door locks can be effected by loose wires, bad fuses or the motors that operate them would be wearing out.

Depending on where you live and other factors, such as extreme weather (hot or cold), the average battery life is about two to three years. If you’re reaching that threshold, get in touch with a local ASE certified mechanic to replace your battery.

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. Key fob does not work after long after replacing battery.

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: My headlights are not working correctly - 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a bad headlamp switch. When the switch fails, it will cause this to occur. If the switch is fine, then it may have an issue with the headlamp relay. I...

Q: When I go over 60 my car start jerking and abs comes on dash

This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is not...

Q: A new battery in need of emergency replacement?

Hello, Although it would be impossible to say definitively, how long your battery would have otherwise lasted, 10.53 volts is extremely low. A normal battery will generally last for 4 to 5 years. If yours was anywhere near that mark,...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...