- 2018 CX-5 Sport
Bought new batteries. A two pack was $4.39, the package says they have a shelf life to 2030. I think my OEM battery must have been having voltage changes so sometimes it could lock/unlock the doors and sometimes it couldn't.
I assume your problem is fixed by new CR2025 battery?Bought new batteries. A two pack was $4.39, the package says they have a shelf life to 2030. I think my OEM battery must have been having voltage changes so sometimes it could lock/unlock the doors and sometimes it couldn't.
Same here. I saw the low key fob battery warning a couple of times several months ago, but since then the message hasn’t re-appeared, and the key fob keeps functioning well without any problems.Seems that the vehicle gives you plenty of warning before the battery actually goes dead. When mine first gave the warning, I stuck a spare battery in the console and went 2 months before finally giving in and changing it out.
My CX-5 has a build date of 4/19, getting the key battery low message recently. One of the first things I bought last year was a pack of batteries to keep in the glove compartment. Peace of mind to have spares. Best price for name brand batteries I can find is $4 on Amazon for a 4-pack or $6.53 for a 10-pack. Cheap insurance.
The stupid advanced key fob, with the buttons on the side, has a power saving mode that throws the car into stupid mode telling you key fob is out of range or whatever. Theres a way to turn off the power saving mode and like magic, the key fob has range again!
Honestly, I've found myself having to turn off the mode all the time now. Whether it be trying to lock the car from a distance and pushing the lock button one too many times or even it being in my pocket while at work and bumping against other keys or equipment on my work belt.I went back to the dealer for this because I thought my fob wasn't working. What was weird, I had the car for over a week and suddenly it "stopped working" and I got the range error in the instrument cluster. Not sure what turned this mode on, but the dealership turned it off and everything was good again.
Are the FOBs certified for HE washers? Also I may try getting mine Dry Cleaned with extra starch! sorry..had to,,,but great job Ladd with the recovery!FWIW: I ran the key fob for my 2020 Signature through the wash yesterday. Thinking that I had nothing to lose, I disassembled it and lined up all the pieces as they came off. I'm guessing there were 15-20 pieces, including a spring that could have "boinged" out into the room but didn't.
Using canned air I dried everything off and re-assembled. As this was my first time doing this, the entire procedure to about an hour. Pressing the lock/unlock buttons on the fob performs the correct actions on the car, so I guess the fob still works. I did NOT test the fob prior to disassembly, as I didn't want electricity from the battery going who knows where inside.