Key Fob range

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brucew
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Post by brucew » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:30 pm

Does anyone else think the range of the key fob is woeful? With my previous car (Volvo V40) I could easily lock/unlock from inside my home. Not possible with my ID.4 in fact it would seem I need to be within 3m at most to operate!
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Warrior
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Post by Warrior » Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:09 am

Quite the opposite for me. Excellent range including from inside the house. I've also got a silicone key fob cover.

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rocknrollking
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Post by rocknrollking » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:48 am

I have noticed the same thing, my old Jeep i could unlock a good distance away. A few steps away from my ID 4 and its struggles

brucew
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Post by brucew » Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:26 pm

Warrior wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:09 am
Quite the opposite for me. Excellent range including from inside the house. I've also got a silicone key fob cover.

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Rather smart, where did you get it from?

Re range, I wonder if my fob has a dodgy battery? Will have to work out how to replace it...
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Warrior
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Post by Warrior » Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:30 am

Here's a link for the key fob cover. They are available elsewhere, but on Ebay, there's no p&p to pay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403145117543

It came from Germany and arrived pretty quick.
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brucew
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Post by brucew » Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:50 am

@Warrior, thanks. I'll check it out. Re key fob battery I had a couple of increments today where the car stopped because it couldn't find the key!
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finzi4ever
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Post by finzi4ever » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:58 pm

Mine's woeful too, compared to my previous Outlander PHEV

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