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Remote start doesn't always work

I recently had an auto command remote start installed on my dodge stratus...not sure of the model number, but it also has unlock,lock and trunk pop as well as remote start feature. The lock, unlock and trunk pop work normally, but the remote start is somtimes problematic. It is almost like the reciever doesn't recieve the signal all the time. Sometimes I can push the button(requires 2x to remote start it) and it will start and sometimes i will push it 3 or 4 times and can't get it to work. Do you really have to push the button exactley right all the time for it to work? Is this normal to all of these systems? It seems like it should be more responsive than that. Can any one help me out

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It is that way because you wouldnt want the car starting when you have it it in your pocket or purse.
Sounds like the keypad contacts may need cleaning, or have been bent/broken/etc.
Have you tried another (backup) keyfob?
Please do this and report back.
If you are having problems, the installer should troubleshoot for you for free.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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