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Key doesn't work to unlock door locks & remote doesn't work fully

For some time now the one and only key we have for this car does not work to unlock the passenger door or the trunk. It does work on the driver's side door, though we just experienced a scare. Do car keys get worn? I've never experienced this before. If I remember right there is something special about the key requiring dealer involvement (it's a racket!)

Also - the keyless remote (we have 2) does not always work. One remote does not work to unlock the doors (car and trunk), but it will lock them. The other will randomly pop the trunk, but only when the car is not running. This trunk-popping may happen 3-4 times one right after another.

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I have been locked out of my car many times when I did not lock it myself. 2 times the car was running with the keys in the ignition. Another time it was not running but the keys were in the ignition. It has also locked without the keys in the ignition a few times lately.

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Try getting some dry lubricant and applying it in the lock this usually works well. cold weather usually makes the problem worse.

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FORESTER: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Check for Immobilizer key on Forester XT models only.
information is always subject to change and correction imp05keylessremote1.jpg
new remote for 2005 Imprezas.
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