Q: Key not recognized by truck - 2006 Mitsubishi Raider

asked by on

My Check Engine light came on and my key isn’t recognized by the truck. The keys I have are the ones that came with the truck when I bought it 8 months ago. I am getting these codes: Skim Base Station Mismatch, ECM Mismatch with Skim, Invalid Key, Unidentified Key Communication Error. It also says I have an Invalid VIN Number! Do you know how I can fix this? I don’t want to bring it to the dealer. Thanks.

Hello. I would usually start by checking the battery and the connections at the battery. If there is low voltage in the system, then this will occur. If the battery and connections are fine, then the issue is either in the body control module or the ignition switch. If the switch is not sending the correct signal to the computer, then this will also occur. A voltage drop test of the ignition switch can be done to see if it needs to be replaced. If you want to have this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to inspect the Check Engine Light and ignition key problem for an in-person diagnosis.

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 not recognized by truck - 2006 Mitsubishi Raider

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: Truck leaking oil after adding product.

The oil additive is supposed to cover any mechanical part the product touches excluding seals unless they need replaced with a covered part. This means your seals by themselves are not covered. The oil pressure gauge reading H all the...

Q: Car overheats when I turn air conditioner on

The cooling system has two fans on most cars and one works to keep the engine cool with the A/C off and the other comes on when the A/C is on. The leaking fluid may be coolant from the radiator....

Q: I just got the car two days ago and the engine light is on

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2010 Cadillac CTS. The light coming on may mean that they just cleared the code and light before selling you the car, or your light is on from a loose gas cap....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.