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SmartKey interference - FYI

I managed to lock myself out of the car the other day. As I approached the car, I heard it beep - all the doors locked and did not respond to the Smartkey - AT ALL! Called the dealer, no idea! Upon further research, I found on page 76 in the Owner's Manual.

! Keep the SmartKey away from strong magnetic fields. Otherwise, the remote control function could be affected. Strong magnetic fields can occur in the vicinity of powerful electrical installations.

There was a small utility substation next to the business I was visiting - eventually, the doors opened, but there was a moment of panic when I could not get into the car!
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Curious why you couldn't use the valet key that's embedded in the key fob, if yours is designed that way. Was that not an option?

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I could have used the valet key, but after several attempts, the Smartkey eventually worked. My concern at the time was the failure of the Smartkey - and sharing the information in case anyone else ran into the same issue.
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