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I just got one of these warnings yesterday and the car is only 6 months old. Anybody else have issues with them going out this early?

 

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That warning may be if key out of range. If your car is running and key is somewhere else.
 

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I just got one of these warnings yesterday and the car is only 6 months old. Anybody else have issues with them going out this early?
Since it's so damn cold out in NJ when I didn't drive it for 2 weeks it says it was conserving battery (on the dash instead of the Snake logo coming up) . Is that the same that you are getting? I feel like if the car is brand new the battery shouldn't have to be replaced. Once I drove it for a few days it was fine. Thankfully I have all-seasons on the R so can drive it all year.
 
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My explorer last about 6 months. Just a battery swap, takes 2 sec.
Thanks, I would think they should last longer than 6 months though.


That warning may be if key out of range. If your car is running and key is somewhere else.
It came on when I was leaving the gas station so I was in the car with the key.


Since it's so damn cold out in NJ when I didn't drive it for 2 weeks it says it was conserving battery (on the dash instead of the Snake logo coming up) . Is that the same that you are getting? I feel like if the car is brand new the battery shouldn't have to be replaced. Once I drove it for a few days it was fine. Thankfully I have all-seasons on the R so can drive it all year.
The warning light came up on the gauge display after starting the car leaving the gas station.
 
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Since it's so damn cold out in NJ when I didn't drive it for 2 weeks it says it was conserving battery (on the dash instead of the Snake logo coming up) . Is that the same that you are getting? I feel like if the car is brand new the battery shouldn't have to be replaced. Once I drove it for a few days it was fine. Thankfully I have all-seasons on the R so can drive it all year.
OP’s talking about the key fob battery.
 
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Do what I did....watched a video on Youtube how to replace it without breaking any tabs.

Always have a spare battery ready to go since the other one will wear out too.

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Should last longer, must have had a bum battery. My 2016 key fob went 4 years as a daily driver on the original battery.
 

 
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