My Nissan Altima has keyless starting. There have been two times when I tried to start the crow sound audio, but it randomly wouldn't start. Here's what I tried when it happened, without success: I pushed the starter button, and it goes from lock, to acc, to start, but it never starts.
The engine and starter do not kick. When I have the shop check it out, they claim there are no error codes produced, and were unsuccessful in replicating the problem. Please advise if you have any idea what the problem might be. With problems that are intermittent, it can be tricky to diagnose them. There is a common issue with these cars though, which is a failed brake light switch. This is the switch that indicates when you have applied the brake pedal, and the vehicle needs to see a signal that the brakes are applied before it will start.
Next time it happens to you, try pumping the brake pedal. If it starts after you do this, then it would be safe to assume this was the cause of your no start situation. If this is the case then you can have a qualified professional technician, such as one available through YourMechanic, replace the switch for you. Q: Problems with keyless start asked by Isaac D. Toby Schultz Automotive Mechanic. Thank Toby.
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Any duplicates or errors? It's not us. Don't waste your time wasting ours! If you are interested in advertising a for-profit service, contact us. Find something helpful? Spread the word. Share on Facebook Retweet this page Email this page. Add Complaint. The warning lights came on and then the steering completely went out while driving. This was a very dangerous situation.
My wife was barely able to get the car off the road. This happened twice. The first time, the service department replaced the battery and two days later it happened again.
It turned out to be the eps module. This was very scary and dangerous. The radio gets struck on a channel. It will not turn off or switch to satellite radio. It occurs randomly when driving but continues even when car is stopped. It will just randomly start functioning properly.
No pattern. The contact owns a Acura TL. While driving 65 mph the accelerator pedal failed and the vehicle hesitated to respond. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
Keyless Start System Problem. Thread starter jedisrus Start date Nov 1, I am having a terrible time when I try to do something nice for my car. Take it to get detailed and they scratch it.
Take it to get tinted and not only can they not tint it, I now have an error message that there is a Keyless Start System Problem. Details in the video. I was scheduled to get tint done first thing tomorrow but now I need to get it to the dealer so they can get this figured out.
Anybody else experience this? There is also a noise from the hatch after I turn off the car that sounds like it is continuously unlocking. The car also locks itself intermittently when walking around the outside with the fob in my pocket. Once and the dealer reset it.We're living in an age when convenience is king.
And one automotive amenity that's gaining popularity is the keyless ignition system, also known by such names as keyless start, keyless push-button start, intelligent key and smart key. Whatever it's called, this feature allows you to fire up your car's engine without fumbling for a key in your pocket or purse. Keyless ignition systems first began appearing on production cars in the late s and early s, and like many tech and convenience features, they were initially available only on luxury models and other high-end vehicles.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is generally recognized as the first mass-produced car with keyless ignition, followed by models from AcuraCadillacLexus and Rolls-Royce.
Keyless ignition has become increasingly common in cars: Inkeyless ignition was standard on 11 percent of the vehicles sold in the U. Byit was standard equipment on 62 percent of vehicles sold. If you don't have it yet, how does keyless ignition work? Do you need it on your next vehicle? And, perhaps more importantly, is there a downside to this technology? A keyless ignition allows you to fire up your car's engine without fumbling for a key in your pocket or purse.
Keyless ignition systems come with a fob that you can keep tucked away in your pocket, purse, briefcase, or anywhere in close proximity to the receiver inside the vehicle.
The fob transmits a unique low-frequency signal to the car's computer system, which then validates that the correct signal has been sent and allows you to push a button on the dashboard or console to start the engine.
And, in addition to keyless ignition, most systems also include keyless entry, allowing you to enter the car without inserting a key or hitting a button on the fob. Even though keyless ignition has become widely available, even on affordable vehicles, these systems haven't yet reached the status of automotive necessity, as have power windows and door locks.
Still, the convenience factor is a selling point for many car shoppers. It can be particularly helpful for drivers with arthritis or other disabilities that impede their ability to grip and turn a key. Keyless ignition systems contain safeguards to ensure that your car doesn't spring to life at the wrong time. Pre-start safety checks by the car's computer ensure that the vehicle is in park and that your foot is on the brake before allowing the engine to start.
For added insurance, some designs require you to flick or rotate a switch before pressing the start button. And in most cases, the key fob must be inside the vehicle in order to get the motor running.
Keyless Access System
Among other advantages, these systems are designed to help deter break-ins and vehicle theft. Since the car's computer will only recognize a signal from its own fob, thieves will have a harder time getting in and starting the engine.
There's no metal key that can be copied and no mechanical steering-column lock that can be forced or otherwise defeated.
Keyless ignition also makes it more difficult to lock your keys in the car or the trunk. For one thing, the fob can remain safe and snug in your pocket at all times. But some systems are smart enough not to allow the doors to lock if, for some reason, you leave the fob inside the vehicle or in the cargo area.
Others send an audible alert if you attempt to shut a door or trunklid with the fob still inside. And if the fob's battery goes dead while you're away from home, most systems have you covered, though the approach varies among carmakers.
Keyless Start System Problem
The most common solution is remote unlocking via the manufacturer's over-the-air emergency service. When you call or use the company's mobile app, a representative can send a signal to unlock your car doors and activate the starting system.So how do you find out what problems are occurring?
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"Keyless start system probelm" pop on my dash right after window tint on my R
Share on Facebook Retweet this page Email this page. Add Complaint. My headlights flicker a lot while driving at night. They go out sometimes one at a time, driver's side headlight or passenger side headlight.
Sometimes they both go off and I am required to turn the headlights off and back on using the switch. This is very dangerous and the afs light comes on every so often. This needs to be fixed immediately. I read from several forums that a lot of Acura owners for years and experienced this same issue that I am going through.
I need Acura to resolve this issue. Is there a recall for this? Engine running but no acceleration. Shut off and restart enabled 3 days of driving with no further issues. Shop declared, " When trying to use keyless access system when locking the Acura Rl I press the button on the door handle to lock the doors but it is not locking the car. The remote is in my pocket.
The keyless access does let me unlock the door with the pull on the driver door handle. The problem is when trying to lock the vehicle with the driver door handle it will not lock the car. So now I have to just use the keyfob to lock the car with pressing the lock button on the remote. I have read and done all required to do what the manual says but it is still not working. I have just read a service bulletin saying that there is a problem with the door handles that weather like rain or moisture has gotten inside and damaged the door handle sensors.
Search CarComplaints. While driving, or stationery, driver headlight flickers and shuts off, followed by the passenger light. The only way to regain headlight function, lights must be turned off and back on constantly.
Hid headlights go out intermittently and flicker all the time. When I check on line, it seems like this is a very big problem with this model vehicle. Many other people are having the same problem with this model and the dealers are trying to charge astronomical prices to fix this safety item.
There is an intermittent safety issue with the active headlights on the Acura Rl vehicle. Occasionally, the headlights will shut themselves off during operation at night.
Sometimes it's just one and sometimes it's both. This is an issue that has been brought to the dealers attention.
They cannot find anything wrong so they just suggest changing out all of the active components at the owners expense. I do not feel this should be paid for by the owner as this is a long running vehicle safety issue which should be cleared up by the Honda corporation.What's new New posts Latest activity. Members Registered members Current visitors. Log in Register.
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Mine is even worse the windshield wipers are turned on even the car is off. Had to take it to dealer to fix it. It's one of the connectors on driver's side door that's easily affected by moisture.
Its gone right after next day. Deadgame Senior Member. I just had my windows tinted and the same thing happened to me. The problem is that the doors are opened for an extended period of time while tinting, so the battery is drained. I put mine on the battery charger for 30 mins and the error went away. I just got the car back from tint and what do you know?
I have the same error.The anti-theft system is designed to protect your car from theft and vandalism. Its mechanism involves an electrical circuit that disconnects in the event of a suspicious activity. Sometimes, the system can be triggered without any threat and immobilize the engine.
What should you do when facing the problem of anti theft system car wont start? What should I do when the anti theft system wont let my car start? It is possible that the system can trigger the car alarm or prevent the engine from running without any apparent reason. You have to shut it off if it is not working properly.
How to disengage anti-theft system? These tricks will help:. The first thing you should take a look into when the anti theft system car wont start is the car battery. It could be dead or low and needs charging.
Check the battery connections. If they turn out alright, try to jumpstart it. It is likely to solve the problem. Insert the key in the ignition slot and turn it to the right only slightly. Keep it in that position for 10 minutes or a little more. It is likely to turn off the light and start the car. Remember that this is the state where the vehicle is on but the engine is off. All the necessary components like the radio and dashboard lights will be powered up, which makes it possible to bypass the theft alarm.
This trick works sometimes and helps going past the factory alarm. It works mostly in models of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benzand BMW and is applicable even when the key fob is damaged or has a dead battery. In case if you are driving a Honda Accordthe trick needs a bit of modification.