producer97 Posted October 18, 2006 Share Posted October 18, 2006 Has anybody run into this problem and if so, what was the cause and what was the resolution? Last night I locked the door using the rubber smart access button on the outside of the driver's door. Then I also locked it using the remote control (this I did for the first time since I have owned the car in about a month or so). Then today after I got into the car using smart access, but I couldn't start the engine. The ignition knob would not turn with or without the key or the fake smart access starter that came in a plastic card. I think there was a message flashed on the screen that said cannot detect smart key (which I obviously had with me). After fiddling with it for more than 15 minutes (mainly trying all combinations of keys and turning smart access on and off), I finally was able to start the car. I then tried to duplicate the problem, and I was able to do it using the same sequence as above. I then try to fix it and couldn't again for a while, until all of a sudden it worked again. I don't know what I did to make it work. I RTFM and found it to be largely useless in regard to this problem. I then tried to duplicate the problem 2 times and was not able to do it. I remember when I first bought the car I let my nephew play inside with the keys and somehow he caused the same lock out and I fixed by fiddling without actually knowing what I was doing. The only thing I know for sure is that if I ONLY use smart access, I have no problems whatever. As soon as we use the key in combination with the smart access system, then things go awry. I am probably OK with the set up, I have to say I LOVE the smart access system, but if my wife has to drive somewhere and gets stuck like this she will surely kill me. She almost killed me this morning because I was supposed to drive her to school and she ended up taking a cab and was late. Besides, I might let somebody else drive it and it will be the same issue, which I don't want. Any advice on the cause and solution would be greatly appreciated!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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