Key fob fault

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Talisker7
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Key fob fault

Post by Talisker7 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:18 pm

Hi All,
The 'open' button on my key fob doesn't always work. The other 2 buttons work fine (so not the battery).
My question is - Is the remote key fob covered by the Volvo warranty?
Thanks and regards
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Builderman5
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Re: Key fob fault

Post by Builderman5 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:33 pm

I should think it is covered by the warranty. However, I would try a new battery first. My fob played up a few times where I couldn’t lock it, but opening was fine. Put a new battery in and never had an issue since.
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Peter8642
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Re: Key fob fault

Post by Peter8642 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:37 pm

If it’s a year or more old I’d definitely suspect the battery first
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Dermottdog
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Re: Key fob fault

Post by Dermottdog » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:41 pm

Talisker7 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Hi All,
The 'open' button on my key fob doesn't always work. The other 2 buttons work fine (so not the battery).
My question is - Is the remote key fob covered by the Volvo warranty?
Thanks and regards
As already said, you need to replace the battery as a matter of course. The open button may have a high resistance contact that a new battery would sort out.
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ijkgenesis
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Re: Key fob fault

Post by ijkgenesis » Sun May 02, 2021 11:15 am

had 3yr service on wednesday and garage said changed my key battery as i mentioned having problem opening tailgate. used wifes key today, car started but dashboard said key not detected, alsi could not lock car when home. Just changed battery using new duracell 2032 and key still not working.. does it need pairing ?
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