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Keyless entry issue

I've been having an issue on my 2016 Taurus with the door locks. There is the button on the door handle that's supposed to unlock when I touch it or pull the handle. But sometimes it doesn't do anything at all or I can hear the locks clicking but they don't unlock. But if I get out my remote and press the unlock button then they unlock.

Also, sometimes when this happens if I try to start the car it will start but a message shows that says "No key detected" yet I can start and drive the car. Is this caused be a weak remote battery. I've been planning to use my other remote for a while and see if it does it too, but I haven't yet.

The issue with the ignition happens maybe once every two weeks, the one with the locks can happen every two or three days, but not all the time.
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I've been having an issue on my 2016 Taurus with the door locks. There is the button on the door handle that's supposed to unlock when I touch it or pull the handle. But sometimes it doesn't do anything at all or I can hear the locks clicking but they don't unlock. But if I get out my remote and press the unlock button then they unlock.

Also, sometimes when this happens if I try to start the car it will start but a message shows that says "No key detected" yet I can start and drive the car. Is this caused be a weak remote battery. I've been planning to use my other remote for a while and see if it does it too, but I haven't yet.

The issue with the ignition happens maybe once every two weeks, the one with the locks can happen every two or three days, but not all the time.
I would suspect a weak battery in the remote.
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Also, sometimes when this happens if I try to start the car it will start but a message shows that says "No key detected" yet I can start and drive the car. Is this caused be a weak remote battery. I've been planning to use my other remote for a while and see if it does it too, but I haven't yet.
Could be weak remote battery although I do see that message from time to time even after I had replaced the battery in the remote key. The car behaves normally (much as you noticed) so that's just Ford being a Ford apparently. I stopped paying attention.
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Yeah, I get that message every now and then. Even my Mustang does the exact same thing. I'm actually glad the distance is that short to be honest.



Replace your fob battery and you should be hopefully good to go. It needs a CR2025 battery if I remember correctly.

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So do you guys have the same issue too with the button on the door handle not working? Because mine is doing about once a day where it won't unlock when I touch it or pull the handle outside. So I use my remote to get in but next time it works fine.

I also get a message sometimes when I shut off the car that says, "Restart now or key is required." Which I don't even know what that means. lol
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I personally don't experience issues like that, but I would suspect a low battery in the fob remote.

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