Key Fobs Not Recognized - Fisker Buzz Forums
Fisker Buzz Forums

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-21-2019, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
shrowell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Default Key Fobs Not Recognized

One more for the knowledge base...

Today, I reversed my Karma out of the garage and waited for my wife to get into the car. I then noticed the key symbol had appeared on the dashboard and a box appeared on the large central display saying "Return key to car to restore normal function" (or very similar).

I turned the ignition off and waited until the lights on the PRND dome went out and tried to start the car again (yes, I had my key fob with me). No response. It was if the key fob was not present. I then went into the house and got my other key fob to see if that would work. Same reaction (i.e. none).

I could not lock the car with the key fobs. But opening car door resulted in the usual chimes and semi-illumination of the dashboard. The car simply could not "see" the key fob.

I had to go out for a breakfast meet, so I left my unlocked car on the driveway and took another car to breakfast.

When I returned two hours later, the ventilation system on the car was happily purring away and recognized my key fob, starting up just like normal.

I guess waiting for two hours is not necessary, but my experience suggests you need to wait longer than just the 45 seconds or so for the PRND lights to go out.

If the car had still be unresponsive, I would have pulled the BBP but fortunately that was necessary. I would certainly have had a dilemma if that had not worked because the car was in Park and I would not have been able to push it up the drive into the garage...

Just in case someone else experiences this...

Simon
__________________
Simon

Fisker Karma EcoChic #1030 : Mercedes CLK63 AMG: Honda CBR1000RR

Forever!
shrowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2019, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Default

Check K FOB batteries. When my car had a key show up the batteries were at point of replacement and it was both FOB's.
carnutdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
shrowell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carnutdr View Post
Check K FOB batteries. When my car had a key show up the batteries were at point of replacement and it was both FOB's.
The batteries seem to be just fine, but I have taken your advice and am keeping a couple of spare batteries in the central console (not in the glove compartment, as that won't open if you can't get the car into ACC...). Thank you for the good idea.

Simon
__________________
Simon

Fisker Karma EcoChic #1030 : Mercedes CLK63 AMG: Honda CBR1000RR

Forever!
shrowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.