2014 Sorento SX / 2013 Chevy Equinox LT2
Does anyone know what the key fob key on the end is used for? I have had the car 3.5 months and still dont know.
You would just use the actual fob to push the start button instead of your finger.My 2014 Sorento has a key slot on the drivers door only, so it can be opened if the fob fails. Not trying to hijack this topic, but I wonder how you start the car if the battery fails in the key fob. I see no where to start the engine with the key
Not true... My SXL has a key slot on the exterior drivers door handle...I just checked!
There was a fob dock on '11-'13 models. On the '14, you can start the car by using the actual fob itself to push the start button.You are right.. I just checked too. I completely miss that. So, now you can get into the car and lock the glove box. But you can't start the car with just the key. Wasn't there some key dock on the <2014 models?
take it back to the dealer and get them to sort it out2014 Sorento lx dealer gave me two fob one with key another says remote starter but all button on the key fob buttons are not working locking the on driver side door key place. I am confuse with starter my key buttons wont work? I don't need a remote starter but definitely need to lock & unlock door with key fob. Remote starter is factory fitted i think as the manual is from KIA. Please guide
your key FOB only transmits when you push a button, a smart key transmits all the time when you are within a certain distance of your car or inside (28" to 40"). The immobilizer only functions when you insert the key in the ignition as it as to recognize that the transponder in your key FOB matches before it will allow you to start the vehicle, that's why I said you can't start the vehicle with a regular key it will just allow you to enter the vehicle.Thank you conwelpic for your reply. I am in the US, and my vehicle has the immobilizer system. Somewhere I got the impression, that if you used a separate key, without the FOB being close by, and the immobilizer not being aware of that, the system would "scramble," and you would not be able to start the car. I even read one place, that if you attempted to start the vehicle with that "loose" key alone, the starter would not disengage, and would discharge the battery, or could start a fire. (Talk about "fear" information) So that is why I don't want to try this until I can get confirmation that it's okay. I will check with the dealership tomorrow. Today is Sunday, so in the mean time, I thought I'd see if any of you had any experience with this situation.
My FOB must have a transmitter in it also; I can lock/unlock the doors from a distance.
So, it identifies me to the immobilizer system, and I am permitted to proceed. I'm not sure ,with that step in the procedure removed, with a lone key, if I could.(?)