Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What conditions affect the operation of the Intelligent Key?

asked by on

What conditions affect the operation of the Intelligent Key?

A: Your car’s Intelligent Key offers a very wi...

Your car’s Intelligent Key offers a very wide range of functionality. However, it works on radio waves. As such, there are plenty of different factors that can affect its operation. Understanding these can help you troubleshoot problems.

  1. Strong radio waves can affect the operation of your Intelligent Key.

  2. Holding a cell phone or CB radio can affect the key.

  3. Contact with metal can affect the key’s operation.

  4. Other radio wave enabled remotes nearby may affect how the key operates.

  5. Having an electronic device nearby can affect the key (a laptop, for instance).

  6. Nearby electronic parking meters may affect the key.

  7. A low or dead battery will affect the performance of the key (batteries should last about two years).

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When my car sits for a long period of time it does not start on the first try. It starts up on the second try and no check engine light shows up.

Hi, thanks for writing in. My guess is that fuel pressure is being allowed to bleed off when the engine is not running. This can be caused by a faulty pressure regulator or a faulty fuel pump check valve, both...

Q: How do I unauthorize a key fob that I lost?

Each of your key fobs is programmed specifically to work with your car. No other key fob will work with your vehicle. If you lose your key fob, or fear that it may be stolen, you want to unauthorized it,...

Q: What keys are provided with the vehicle?

If the vehicle doesn’t have a smart key system, you’ll have two master keys, a valet key and a key number plate. If your system has a wireless remote control function, the two master keys will come with Remote Control...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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 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.