Sign up to remove ads. We'd love to have you amongst our ranks! Just click the Register button below!

genesis motors forum   genesis motors forums

Direct Links: Genesis Motors Brand | Genesis G70 | Genesis G80 | Genesis G90 | Genesis Sedan | Genesis Coupe | Equus
Genesis Forum: Keyless Entry Fob
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    Advocate225 is offline Registered Member What I drive: 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Philadelphia
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Keyless Entry Fob

    Members don't see this ad
    I have a 2009 Genesis that is now 38 months old. For about the last 10 weeks my keless entry won't let me open the doors first time I want to use the car each day. I need tro open the fob and use the key. Once in the car the fob will start the engine without any problem.

    Each time I then use the car throghout the day the keyless entry allows me to open the doors without any problem. But the next day, the routine starts all over again.

    I was at the service shop for two dealers to ask if I need to replace batteries in teh fob but both told me "no" since the fob wouldn't be working if the batteries were dead. I left the car for five days with one dealer but was told that the fob worked every morning for them (I am starting to question if they ever really tried the fob).

    Anybody having a similar problem?


  2. #2
    darrell is offline Registered Member What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Marietta, GA
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    106
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    After 3 + years of use a weak battery could certainly be the cause.
    Do you have the same issue with the second or spare FOB?

    Carrying a cell phone in close proximity of the key fob may also cause RF interferance
    resulting in the issue you are having.

  3. #3
    CanukV6 is offline Registered Member What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Beamsville Ontario
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    720
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    I would change the battery in the fob and see if that makes a difference. Do you have a second fob? Does it work OK? Another thing to try is inserting the fob into the slot above the gear selector. Some posts I've read here suggest that this helps the fob "connect" with the car security system. Not sure if that's true but its worth a try.
    1st: 2009 3.8 V6, Cabernet/Cashmere, with Tech Package. Returned at Lease End. 119,750km (74,850 miles).
    2nd: 2012 3.8 V6, Twilight Blue Pearl/Cashmere, with Tech Package. Returned at Lease End. 105,000km (65,625 miles).
    Current: 2015 3.8 V6 HTRAC Casablanca White/Beige Two-Tone, with Luxury Package.

  4. #4
    Advocate225 is offline Registered Member What I drive: 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Philadelphia
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    The same pattern holds with either of my two fobs. ididn't know that cells interfere as I often carry my i-phone in the same pocket. But it only happens the first time in the day so if it was the phone, wouldn't that happen each time I went to enter the car?

    Thanks for your comment.

  5. #5
    Advocate225 is offline Registered Member What I drive: 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Philadelphia
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by CanukV6 View Post
    I would change the battery in the fob and see if that makes a difference. Do you have a second fob? Does it work OK? Another thing to try is inserting the fob into the slot above the gear selector. Some posts I've read here suggest that this helps the fob "connect" with the car security system. Not sure if that's true but its worth a try.
    It's the same with either fob. Sometimes I do put the fob into the dashboard since, when I first purchased the car, the dealer told me that is a way to keep the charge up in the fob.

    Thanks for your comment.

  6. #6
    Richard Ft. Lauderdale's Avatar
    Richard Ft. Lauderdale is offline Registered Member What I drive: Equus Signature
    I live in Wilton Manors, Fl. That gay town in Florida.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Age
    74
    Posts
    417
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Pretty sure you can't charge the battery in the key fob. I replaced the battery in both of them probably a year or so ago.

  7. #7
    darrell is offline Registered Member What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Marietta, GA
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    106
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate225 View Post
    The same pattern holds with either of my two fobs. ididn't know that cells interfere as I often carry my i-phone in the same pocket. But it only happens the first time in the day so if it was the phone, wouldn't that happen each time I went to enter the car?
    Thanks for your comment.
    Simple enough to test! Separate the FOB and cell and let us know if the issue still exist.
    You did say the dealer was not able to recreate the problem.

  8. #8
    waveman is offline Supporting Member What I drive: 4.6 V8 Tau Sedan
    I live in Alabama
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Age
    64
    Posts
    625
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate225 View Post
    I was at the service shop for two dealers to ask if I need to replace batteries in teh fob but both told me "no" since the fob wouldn't be working if the batteries were dead. I left the car for five days with one dealer but was told that the fob worked every morning for them (I am starting to question if they ever really tried the fob).
    There's a gradation between "full charge" and "dead." If the batteries are weak but still have some charge, the fob could still work close to the car or inside it. If you have a meter, check the voltage. If not, just replace one of the batteries to see if that helps. They're not expensive. If that doesn't work, go back to the dealer.

  9. #9
    Southern Boy's Avatar
    Southern Boy is offline Registered Member What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in West Central Coast Florida
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Age
    73
    Posts
    391
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    After reading through this thread I was wondering if the car is parked in the same place every morning.

    If it is there might is a RF signal in the area of where the car is parked affecting the RF signal emitted by the fob. If you can try parking the car at another location and see if the problem still exist.

    If you know someone who operates a ham or CB radio, they may have a meter that measures RF signal. See if you can borrow a meter and check for stray RF signals in the area of where the car is parked.

    The signal might be intermittent, because of equipment transmitting the stray signal being turn off later in the day.

    If I didn’t find any other explanation I would suspect interference with the Fob RF signal as being the reason for the problems.
    2011 Genesis Sedan 3.8 V6
    Titanium Gray Metallic
    Black leather
    Chrome pillars, Chrome door trim
    Wings hood & trunk, Wings wheel caps
    TSW Sentterton Chrome 18X8 40mm offset Wheels
    General G- Max AS03 225/50ZR18 Tires Nitrogen fill
    Southern Life Philosophy:
    Faster Cars, Younger Women, Older Whiskey and More Money!

  10. #10
    Gurkha's Avatar
    Gurkha is offline Been here awhile... What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Montreal, Quebec
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    341
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate225 View Post
    Sometimes I do put the fob into the dashboard since, when I first purchased the car, the dealer told me that is a way to keep the charge up in the fob. Thanks for your comment.
    That claim is totally false. I don't know where some salespeople get their info from. It's not the first time I hear this, even seen it on a youtube vid.
    That slot only allows you to start the car if the battery is dead in the key fob.

  11. #11
    crepen is offline Getting familiar with the group... What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Bolton, ON, Canada
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    74
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Interesting - I have a 2009 V6 which does the same thing, only it seems it only does not work IN THE MORNING!!

    First thing in AM, need to take key out of pocket and hold very close, or even use mechanical key to open door. Sometimes START required keyfob in dash.

    NO problem in afternoon, even if car is left for 2 days (so it is not just time off).

    One keyfob has stopped working remotely, even after changing the battery.

    I'll be asking dealer soon . . .
    ---
    2009 Genesis Sedan 3.8l V6 Premium (CDN) Titanium Grey w\ Black Interior
    KDM Rear Logo, Wheel Caps, Steering Wheel, license plate bolts
    Backlit scuff plates, LED lighting inside and out, trunk liner, silver brake housings, Weathertech Digitalfit floorliner, Omega steering wheel cover
    ECB Rotors, Hawk HPS pads
    K&N Air Filter
    Summer: Bremmerkraft BR05 19" wheels w\ 245/45R19 Conti DSW
    Winter: OEM 18" with 235/50R18 Hankook I*cept evo

  12. #12
    OneFunGenesis's Avatar
    OneFunGenesis is offline <- Runnin' on Empty What I drive: 1G Genesis 4.6 V8 Tau Sedan
    I live in Rochester, NY
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,171
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Okay, I did't want to read this thread but I had to. I had the same thing happen to me (re: two weird issues) and the dealer is replacing my fob under warranty. Just go have it replaced.

  13. #13
    joedoe's Avatar
    joedoe is offline Getting familiar with the group... What I drive: Genesis 4.6 V8 Tau Sedan
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    73
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate225 View Post
    I have a 2009 Genesis that is now 38 months old. For about the last 10 weeks my keless entry won't let me open the doors first time I want to use the car each day. I need tro open the fob and use the key. Once in the car the fob will start the engine without any problem.

    Each time I then use the car throghout the day the keyless entry allows me to open the doors without any problem. But the next day, the routine starts all over again.

    I was at the service shop for two dealers to ask if I need to replace batteries in teh fob but both told me "no" since the fob wouldn't be working if the batteries were dead. I left the car for five days with one dealer but was told that the fob worked every morning for them (I am starting to question if they ever really tried the fob).

    Anybody having a similar problem?
    I have the same story but with one fob only. Second one works flawlessly.

  14. #14
    Advocate225 is offline Registered Member What I drive: 3.8 V6 Sedan
    I live in Philadelphia
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    115
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFunGenesis View Post
    Okay, I did't want to read this thread but I had to. I had the same thing happen to me (re: two weird issues) and the dealer is replacing my fob under warranty. Just go have it replaced.
    I sent an email to the General Manager, Mike Strenge, at MacCafferty Hyundai in Langhorne PA, and within the hour he had the service department call me to make an appointment to program a new set of key fobs covered by warranty.

    After 38 months with my Genesis I have to state that this car puts my eight Cadillacs and two Lincolns to shame. I love it more now that they day of my purchase.

  15. #15
    sandy is offline Registered Member What I drive: Equus Signature
    I live in connecticut
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Age
    82
    Posts
    554
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Keyless Entry Fob

    Members don't see this ad
    My son has an "09 and had exactly the problem you describe. He changed the battery (obtained at auto zone) and the problem was solved.
    14 Equus Signature
    13 Acura RDX
    12 Honda ST 1300
    65 Jaguar XKE 4.2
    64 Jacobsen Chief 1000

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Hyundai Genesis? Check out these options below:


 

Check out what the competition is up to. The Kia Stinger is a large sport-oriented hatchback in the mold of the Audi A7.