Key not present warning.

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Daveion
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Post by Daveion » Fri May 06, 2022 8:28 pm

I had been waiting in the car for a while to pick the family up, maybe 10 mins. When I pulled away the car came up with "key not present warning"
I expected at any moment the car to come to a grinding hault but it was fine but continued to flash the warning up for 4 or 5 minutes.
Anyone experienced that before?
Could it just be low batteries in the key? My car is now close to 17 months old and I tend not to rotate the 2 keys I have.
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Post by MotMot » Fri May 06, 2022 9:52 pm

The key has a motion sensor in it - so you can’t do a relay break in or start (ie if the key is inside the house on a counter) - might be this?

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Post by Big277wave » Sat May 07, 2022 8:14 am

I occasionally find that I have time rearrange the contents of my pocket to get my car to see my key, I suspect the two RFID cards that I use for work together with the coins, keys and a small Swiss army knife are interfering with the signal.

It's normal for a car that's detected the key when starting then losing contact with it to continue to run as a safety thing. If you've genuinely lost the key it obviously won't re-start. I doubt it's a low battery problem, cars usually give a low battery warning in good time to remind you to change them.
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Post by Busman » Sat May 07, 2022 8:32 am

The key not present warning symbol is a feature of many VG models.It can appear for 2 reasons,(A) You have your fob buried in your pocket or purse/bag or(b)The battery needs replacing.

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Post by Daveion » Sat May 07, 2022 8:47 am

The key was in the centre console in the bottle holder. If it happens again I will swap with the spare key that is rarely used and that should eliminate the key itself being a problem. Maybe just a random glitch!
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