What happens if the key fob dies while driving?

I have a key fob for my car, but it seems to be going in and out. While I’m sure that I just need to replace the battery, I’m short on free time. What would happen if the key fob completely dies while I’m behind the wheel?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Automakers have anticipated this problem since the inception of the key fob. If your key fob dies while driving, nothing will happen. The car will continue to operate simply because the key fob is an unlocking and starting device only. Once the car is in motion, the ability of the key fob to affect the ignition or engine is zero.
If you feel like you’re short on time, know that replacing the battery in your key fob only takes about two minutes, although you will have to make a trip to a general store or pharmacy to get the battery.
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