key fob issue
Good Saturday morning
I own a 2017 MKC Black label.
We bought it used this last December with around 8k on it.
My wife is the primary driver.
We live in Wisconsin where it can (as is currently) pretty darned cold.
The symptom 1:
My wife tells me that she can't always rely on her key fob for starting the MKC.
She tells me sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
Sometime she is inside our house (about a 75 feet from the unattached garage) with the garage door opened and it works fine. But sometimes it doesn't.
Ans sometime she is maybe 20 feet away from the MKC, inside a building where she works, behinds a clear glass window, and it doesn't work. But sometimes it does.
I keep the second MKC fob (it came with 2 of them.) inside my car which is parked next to the MKC in our garage.
This morning I went to start the MKC with my fob and I received a notification in the dash display reading "no key was detected".
And the fib wouldn't do anything else either.
So, I went back in the house and got my wife's fob and things worked fine.
I started when I got in the MKC.
So then, I left my fob in the house while I took the MKC to fill up with gas. (It's about the only time I get to drive it.)
When I returned (about 30 minutes later), I tried my fob again and it worked perfectly.
It was exactly 1 week since I last used my MKC fob.
Last Saturday in fact when I filled it with gas.
It's been pretty cold as of late with below zero wind chills.
But, my car and my MKC fob are in an unheated garage most of the time.
Anyone else experienced something similar ?
Think the issue might be fob battery related ?
Any ideas as to what the life expectancy of a 2017 MKC fob battery might be ?
Is the battery something I might change myself or it a dealership thing ?
recommendations as to what I might want to do next would be greatly welcomed.
As an aside.
Neither my car (2012 Equinox), nor the car we traded in for the MKC(2010 Lacrosse) ever had such an issue in all years we have had them.
Thanks for any and all replies
Ray in Wisconsin