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My 2013 Honda pilot alarm is going off randomly. the keys

Customer Question

my 2013 Honda pilot alarm is going off randomly. the keys are not in my pocket, nothing is touching the remote buttons and it goes off when the car is both locked and unlocked. I can immediately disable it with the remote but it has now happened 5 times in the last 30 minutes. It happened several times 3 weeks ago at my sons school and I had the batteries changed in both remotes thinking that was the problem. Clearly, it is not.
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: the car battery? no. it has just over 70,000 miles on it.
JA: Are you fixing your Pilot yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no, I am not fixing it myself, all I have done it change the batteries in the remote/keys
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes, the protection inside the drivers side wheel well came off the car about 6 weeks ago. I was driving on an dark and unfamiliar road and overshot a driveway, the drivers side dipped down into a shallow ditch but something caught that plastic protector and it tore away from the car in one piece. we have already ordered the replacement part hoping to find someone to install it as the dealership will charge a lot.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

  • Sorry no one has helped yet.
  • This is not an answer to your question, just an inquiry if your still needing/wanting help. Because I believe I can help.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am still needing help. no one has answered my question yet.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately, I am about to leave for work so I can't take a call to try and fix my car right now. It's also dark outside and I don't have a garage to put my car in to be able to see under the hood. Is there any possibility you can email me instructions and/or call me this evening before sunset?
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Does your vehicle have an added on immobilizer, remote start, or alarm that is an addition to the alarm which came standard on the vehicle from the factory?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, it has no after market systems. Everything is original factory install.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

More than likely you have a door ajar sensor not making good contact and closing fully. Anytime the alarm goes off while parked that means the system has detected a sudden power drop like someone braking the window reaching in and unlocking and opening the door which results in the lights coming on which is the power drop. You can use a scan tool to see which ajar sensor is acting up or you can try spray lubing them all to see if that will help.

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Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can you tell me what the door ajar sensor looks like? I wouldn't know where to begin to look or what to look for.