Key Fob Not Detected - 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Long-Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Key Fob Not Detected

July 03, 2009

I climbed into the Dodge Challenger yesterday. Hours parked in triple-digit heat left our black-on-black R/T scorching hot. All thoughts were focused on starting the car and cranking the air conditioning. So I pressed the start button. Key Fob Not Detected.

Four more tries. Each with the same result.I fished through my pockets toconfirm that sure enough, the key fob was right there. I tried the button a few more times. Nothing. With sweat beading on my forehead I located my pocket knife,popped the start button offand jammed the key into the opening. Success.

I'm not saying this issuewas heat related. But I am saying it was friggin hot at the time. And when I snapped the button back into place today it worked just fine. I won'tadmit to agreeing with Josh, but in this case, keyless entry sure wasn't veryconvenient.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,200 miles

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