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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
Satisfied Customers: 22107
Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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Well, that is fast. 2008 outlander with original keys/fobs.

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well, that is fast. 2008 outlander with original keys/fobs. we have had cold weather before (Rochester NY ) so the cold is not new to the vehicle. . But the fob is not locking/unlocking the door. does something need to be replaced?
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: no, is there a way chk it without opening up the fob? my second fob has a problem - husband replaced the battery, and the light goes on an doff on it, but it does not lock/unlock. Two fob problems!
JA: Are you fixing your Outlander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: well, nothing for the first fob yet because this just started. husband changed battery of the other fob himself, but it doesn't engage the locks.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: well, it is a 2008. 135K miles, bought it used with 48K. never have serviced the keys. thanks
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The problem may be with the fob itself or it could be an issue on the vehicle such as a keyless entry receiver problem or simply a dead battery. It doesn't look like you've entered the vehicle manually to see if it would starts so it may just be a dead battery.

Have the fobs been tested to see if they are transmitting?