How can I start a car without a key fob?

Can I start a car if the fob isn’t working? My electronic car key was working fine yesterday, so I’m confused why it’s not working today.

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That certainly sounds frustrating! To resolve this issue, try the following options. They may help you start a car without a key fob.
If your key fob is not working, think back to the last time you changed its battery. Try replacing the old battery with a new one. Then, test out the fob.
If the fob still does not work, this likely means that the issue is not the battery. Rather, it is an electronic issue. It is best to make an appointment to get it looked at by a professional or your dealership to assess the problem and determine a solution.
Your fob may be broken and need replaced altogether.
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Phoebe Mah
Answered on Nov 12, 2021
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