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Q: What can cause the smart key to not work?

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What can cause the smart key to not work?

A: There are a few things that will keep the s...

There are a few things that will keep the smart key from operating properly: 1. Another smart key is near the vehicle. 2. A mobile transmitter, such as a cell phone, is too close to the smart key. 3. A radio transmitter, such as an airport, or TV tower, is nearby. 4. The smart key battery is dead.

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