Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1f4rkfzjs:173:8

Q: What should I do if my electronic key doesn’t work with the car?

asked by on

What should I do if my electronic key doesn’t work with the car?

A: Your car’s smart key system allows you to l...

Your car’s smart key system allows you to lock and unlock the doors, and even crank the engine without having to use a physical key or even press a button on the remote. However, there may be times when the electronic key doesn’t communicate with the car. For instance, if the battery in the electronic key dies, you won’t be able to use it. Here’s what you should do:

  • Use the mechanical key insert to lock and unlock your doors.

  • Touch the side of the electronic key with the automaker’s logo to the start/stop button, then press the button within five seconds to crank the engine (note that this will not work if any doors are open).

Tip

If the electronic key has stopped communicating with the car, chances are good that the battery is dead and needs to be replaced. If you replace the battery and it still doesn’t work, have the car inspected immediately.

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: How do I open and close the sunshade?

The sunshade feature allows you to block incoming light from the sun roof. The sunshade can only be operated manually. To open the sunshade, slide it open. To close the sunshade, slide it closed. The sunshade can only be closed...

Q: Dashboard lights flicker and beep when the key is out of the ignition

Hello. Dashboard lights blinking are a common electrical issue with this vehicle. Most of the time, if the battery is fine, it is a connection issue on the negative battery cable ground connections. The connections become corroded or loose and...

Q: How do I use the overhead console?

Your car has a number of convenient storage solutions built in. The overhead console is one such. It’s small – designed to hold items no larger than a pair of sunglasses. It’s located on the ceiling, between the rearview mirror...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...