Why won’t my key fob work to open my car

Asked by Jul 08, 2019 at 06:53 PM about the 2007 Subaru Forester

Question type: General

The lock works fine but I have to press open repeatedly. Even with new
battery.

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Fobs do go bad and the buttons can get gunked up. You might be able to take it apart and clean it up. I did with one of mine recently and now it works like new even though it is 17 years old.

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