Forum-Gallery-Shop-Sponsors

« Advertise on Freel2.com

Home > Technical > Faulty Key-Fob
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 5 12345>
Print this entire topic · 
Nick Jan



Member Since: 23 Aug 2007
Location: Nr Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
Posts: 441

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Stornoway Grey
Faulty Key-Fob

Has anyone had a problem with the key fob suddenly not working at all? The one in use has been charged in the dash recently, but refused to lock the car when parked in a side road tonight. None of the fob buttons did anything at all!

As the fob is a sealed unit, it can't be dust inside. I'm wondering if the rechargeable battery inside has suddenly gone wonky. Or possibly that a wireless house alarm may have jammed the signal.

I did eventually get it to single lock, while car was parked. On returning to the car it took about 6 goes to unlock it.

Now I'm home it seems to lock and unlock normally again. All very weird. Confused Any ideas?
 Life is not a dress rehearsal!

Post #22547 19th Jun 2008 12:48 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Matei



Member Since: 07 Feb 2008
Location: Galati
Posts: 782

Romania 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Izmir Blue

Seems it has happened to someoane else as well

http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic1998.html...ad+locking

I don't have any problems withe key-fob FREELANDER 2 TD4 SE (XS UK) IZMIR BLUE SIDE STEPS COLD PACK BI-XENON TINTED WINDOWS - AND PROUD OF HER

Post #22552 19th Jun 2008 6:59 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
npinks



Member Since: 28 Jun 2007
Location: Ls25
Posts: 20075

United Kingdom 

i had exactly the same thing

I found out a wireless driveway alarm was tripping continuously due to been faulty and jamming the key fob from working, until i switched the alarm off Mad

Would be great to take to the dealers and leave it somewhere if they ever p Censored me off Laughing No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now

Post #22562 19th Jun 2008 8:37 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
rover60



Member Since: 11 Jan 2008
Location: kent. Bside the Cside
Posts: 230

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

I had a problem not so long ago I was in the car park and locked the door to go and get a ticket came back and it would not open I tried both fobs and it wouldnt open I notice a lady further down the row and she was trying to get in to her ford I think what had happened she was pressing her fob at the same time and they were both canceling each other out hopes this helps
sean 07my Freelander 2 HSE TD4 Baltic Blue,Privacy Glass,Ebony black leather,Land rover detachable towbar,S/S Side bars,Climair wind deflectors,Bramble Rash,

Post #22568 19th Jun 2008 10:22 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
chicken george



Member Since: 06 Dec 2007
Location: caravans.various.bathtubs
Posts: 13114

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

I wish Mrs G's credit card would fail to work if there was another woman using her card in the same area Laughing At work
At home

"I can't always believe facts I read on the web" - Charles Dickens

winner by default of the tractor vs caravan race

Post #22569 19th Jun 2008 10:43 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
r055



Member Since: 11 May 2008
Location: glasgow
Posts: 83

Scotland 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Stornoway Grey

this has happened to me, but i think it was to do with the dealers resetting all my electrics after fitting a towbar... Rolling Eyes its going back in on Saturday so hope to get it fixed then. 07 Fl2 GS
88 Galv chassis Landy 110 double cab

Post #22585 19th Jun 2008 7:21 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Nick Jan



Member Since: 23 Aug 2007
Location: Nr Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
Posts: 441

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Stornoway Grey
update

Well the "faulty" fob has worked absolutely fine all day, so my money is on the house alarm jamming theory. I'll test that on Sunday when I return to the same road to park. Razz Life is not a dress rehearsal!

Post #22600 19th Jun 2008 11:12 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
jvvv



Member Since: 23 May 2008
Location: belgium
Posts: 27

I know some cars (VW i think) had a problem that if you pushed the button on the remote to many times while the car wasn't in sight it wouldn't work anymore. Might be something like that.

Post #22608 20th Jun 2008 12:29 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Nick Jan



Member Since: 23 Aug 2007
Location: Nr Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
Posts: 441

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Stornoway Grey
nope

Interesting thought JVVV, but nope! I was standing right next to the car when operating the fob. I still reckon its that alarm jamming thingy. Razz

I'll hopefully be able to find out for sure on Sunday, unless someone else grabs the relevant parking spot! Mad Life is not a dress rehearsal!

Post #22650 20th Jun 2008 11:35 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
chicken george



Member Since: 06 Dec 2007
Location: caravans.various.bathtubs
Posts: 13114

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

Just imagine if Avturs fob goes faulty Laughing he'd would be up all night checking to see if its still locked.

Mrs G says the boots has unlocked itself twice on our FL2 but I think its more likely that she has pressed the wrong button on the fob. Lets hope it one of those rare occasions when she's wrong and I'm right Thumbs Up At work
At home

"I can't always believe facts I read on the web" - Charles Dickens

winner by default of the tractor vs caravan race

Post #22654 21st Jun 2008 8:40 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
r055



Member Since: 11 May 2008
Location: glasgow
Posts: 83

Scotland 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Stornoway Grey

got mine reprogrammed on Friday at the stealers when it was in getting the towbar fixed...

dealer said to my wife that if you dont use the fob, then the programming will delete itself, so you have to alternate between keys Rolling Eyes

If thats true, then i need to do it on a less than 3 week cycle! F Censored ckers 07 Fl2 GS
88 Galv chassis Landy 110 double cab

Post #22776 23rd Jun 2008 6:48 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
npinks



Member Since: 28 Jun 2007
Location: Ls25
Posts: 20075

United Kingdom 

Censored key fob

Left the office this evening and went to Tesco's, shopped and back home.

Went to lock the car and the keyfob just wouldn't do a thing, started the car okay, buttons just don't work, no locking/unlock of doors or boot, lights or alram function, just dead Mad

Spare key worked ok though, so i guess its a trip to the dealer tomorrow (when the fob will most likely work)

Rolling Eyes No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now

Post #22871 25th Jun 2008 6:29 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
chicken george



Member Since: 06 Dec 2007
Location: caravans.various.bathtubs
Posts: 13114

United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

see grey cars = no good Wink At work
At home

"I can't always believe facts I read on the web" - Charles Dickens

winner by default of the tractor vs caravan race

Post #22887 25th Jun 2008 8:33 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
markben7746



Member Since: 08 Jun 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 4

I had the same issue two months ago. My key fob (used every day ) would not lock the door and I had to use my wifes fob (used once a month). I can rule out any sort of interference since the second fob work without issue.

It only happen this one time and never since even durning trips after this on the same day. I think it was caused by me pulling my fob out of the slot and not letting the car eject it after i hit the stop button. I think that there may be some kind of code sync which happens as it is ejected and you hear the "eject noise".

Post #22924 26th Jun 2008 2:17 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
npinks



Member Since: 28 Jun 2007
Location: Ls25
Posts: 20075

United Kingdom 

Mines now unlocking the car, starts it, (tried to let the car eject it as per above) but still wouldn't lock it Rolling Eyes

Think its obviously gone faulty, are keyfobs covered on warranty? Question No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now


Last edited by npinks on 26th Jun 2008 11:30 am. Edited 1 time in total

Post #22942 26th Jun 2008 9:38 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 5 12345>
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2019 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis


Switch to Mobile site