Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Key wont turn

asked by on

Took my 2004 Range Rover hse to have brakes and back left caliper replaced. I live in a small town so parts took two weeks for parts to come in. Battery drained so the shop guys jumped it off to move it They tell us its ready we go the key wont turn.We try to jump it off and nothing Key did work to unlock the door by using the fob the inside light did come on We can turn the steering wheel some We left it and went back the next morning We ask them to jump it off the same way they had been and nothing they say we need a new battery we have them charger it we can start it so we take it and have the battery tested and the battery is in fact good. so we drive it turn it off it restarts take the key out and it wont do anything again???Help
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank your for writing in about your Land Rover. This sounds like potentially a problem related to the key fob battery. When the battery in the fob is weak it will cause intermittent problems much like what you are describing. I would suggest replacing the battery in the fob to see if the problem persists. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, can help diagnose the issue with your key if the problem continues and help you fix it as necessary. Good luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: quote needed - need new brakes

Sent to CS

Q: Car lock issue

The problem may be in the driver's door latch and actuator. However, I would first try to replace the battery in the key fob. If the problem continues, then the system would need to be checked to see if one...

Q: How do I remove/replace the driveshaft center support bearing from the shaft?

Hey there. In order to replace the center support bearing you will need to remove the rear drive shaft and then drop the center support bearing and front shaft. The support bearing will need to be pressed off and then...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.