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No response from 2011 subaru Forrester key fob when

Customer Question

No response from 2011 subaru Forrester key fob when unlocking. I have already changed the battery
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: No
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have tried both key fobs and the car doesn't respond to eithe
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

You need to take this to the dealer, the scan tool is needed to reprogram the key fobs. I have also seen the tpms module cause the keyless not to work. You need a scanner to check the keyless and tpms module for codes. If the tpms light is also on this could be the problem. The tire pressure and keyless are on the same module.

Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation at no extra charge. This does not have to be my only answer. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. Hoping to be giving you 5 star service.


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can I start the car? I had the security system on which disables the engine / ignition
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Will opening the hood sound the alarm
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Yes the alarm will disable when you start the engine.