Q: My push start car won't work and the remote battery is charged

asked by on

We have our foot on the brake and the car remote was charged. We would step out of the car and try to lock/unlock from the outside but it still wouldn't work. On the dash it would say key not detected, insert.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of the vehicle it is difficult to determine the exact components that are involved with your keyless ignition. Typically this will occur if there is a weak signal from the remote to the sensor. If the battery is charged, you may have a weak car battery. It is also possible for a poor battery connection (due to being loose or dirty) to cause similar symptoms. Look to your owner’s manual, as there should be a safety measure you can take from being stranded. Typically they come in the form of a slot, or area to put the key in times where the signal may be weak. Cell phones can cause the signal from the key fob to be interrupted, so make sure your cell phone is not near the key when you are trying to start it. For further diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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. My push start car won't work and the remote battery is charged

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: Inertia switch/Fuel pump

The inertia switch is supposed to totally disable the fuel pump power supply when the vehicle is in an accident or rolls over. You will need to check the power connector into and out of the inertia switch to make...

Q: Key green light blinking and car dose not start. The car is a Honda fit hybrid.

Hi there. Check the battery cables and see if they are tight and clean. Then check the immobilizer receiver and see if there is any loose wires or broken wires around it. The immobilizer receiver could have went out and...

Q: Q: Car cranks but wont start

Hi there. Proper diagnoses needs to be performed for the no start condition. Circuit tests should be done, to determine whether there is a loss of spark, loss of fuel, or a loss of both. Assuming the engine turns over...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
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...