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This is the second day in a row that this has happened but I never realized it on the first day, except I kept hearing a noise while going to work. As I was driving to work today in my MY2012 Volt, I eventually realized the door lock were trying, or rather unlocking during every left turn. At first I just noticed a noise several times over the radio and figured it was just some loose cargo bouncing around while going over the goat paths we have here they call roads. Then as I paid more attention to the noise I noticed my drivers door was unlocked, then shortly down the road all the rest of the doors unlocked. I hit the lock button at the next traffic light, all the doors locked, then at the next LF turn, the driver's door unlocked, shortly followed by the rest of the doors unlocking. Any ideas?
 

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This is the second day in a row that this has happened but I never realized it on the first day, except I kept hearing a noise while going to work. As I was driving to work today in my MY2012 Volt, I eventually realized the door lock were trying, or rather unlocking during every left turn. At first I just noticed a noise several times over the radio and figured it was just some loose cargo bouncing around while going over the goat paths we have here they call roads. Then as I paid more attention to the noise I noticed my drivers door was unlocked, then shortly down the road all the rest of the doors unlocked. I hit the lock button at the next traffic light, all the doors locked, then at the next LF turn, the driver's door unlocked, shortly followed by the rest of the doors unlocking. Any ideas?
Take your keyfob out of your pocket, put it a cupholder, and I'll bet a cheeseburger your problem stops.
 

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Take your keyfob out of your pocket, put it a cupholder, and I'll bet a cheeseburger your problem stops.
Agreed. Enjoy your cheeseburger.
 

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I had an issue where my doors wouldn’t unlock passively. I had to take out the fob and press the unlock button. Turns out the keyfob batteries were dying. Replaced them and no more locked out of my own car. They were almost 4 yrs old.
 

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I had an issue where the button on the door lock would not open the door if the fob was in my pocket. It turns out that the magnetic clasp of my cell phone case was interfering with the signal somehow when the fob was in the same pocket as my phone. Now I keep them in separate pockets.
 

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Check your dash unlock button is not stuck. Mine was, and a bump would cause it to trigger.
If you massage it a bit it might unstick, otherwise you need a new button (which is only sold as the entire faceplate, $$$)

edit: noted the driver-first item, which would not reflect the dash button. Definitely the fob.
Will leave my comment for future readers, though.
 

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I'll try putting my fob in the cupholder next time I drive, although, this morning I could not start my volt as normal since the FOB was not detected. I ended up putting new batteries in all the remotes this afternoon. I guess it could have been a dying battery as well.

Would that mean hellsop doesn't get a cheeseburger? ;)
 

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I'll try putting my fob in the cupholder next time I drive, although, this morning I could not start my volt as normal since the FOB was not detected. I ended up putting new batteries in all the remotes this afternoon. I guess it could have been a dying battery as well.

Would that mean hellsop doesn't get a cheeseburger? ;)
Worn out and dying due to all the pocket pressing no doubt.
 

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What is the "normal" lifespan for these keyfob batteries anyway. I know "your results may vary" but these that were in there were at least 3-4 years old. Funny thing - quite a coincidence, came back from vacation this week to find we could not start her Impala. BOTH keyfob remotes for it were stone-cold dead with dead batteries also after 2 weeks away. I initially thought the 12V battery in that car was dead.
 

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If the new battery does not fix things, try using your other key fob instead. I have one key fob that seems a little haunted.
 

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What is the "normal" lifespan for these keyfob batteries anyway. I know "your results may vary" but these that were in there were at least 3-4 years old. Funny thing - quite a coincidence, came back from vacation this week to find we could not start her Impala. BOTH keyfob remotes for it were stone-cold dead with dead batteries also after 2 weeks away. I initially thought the 12V battery in that car was dead.
Mine got replaced at just under 4 years from manufacture. The batteries are cheap (about a buck on Amazon in lots of 10) so I'll probably just change them whenever I get an oil change. :)
 

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My current batteries are 2 years old and working fine. I think my original batteries were replaced at a little over 3 years. I believe the car displayed a message stating that the key fob battery needed replacement.
 

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Mine got replaced at just under 4 years from manufacture. The batteries are cheap (about a buck on Amazon in lots of 10) so I'll probably just change them whenever I get an oil change. :)
I replaced the fob battery in the main remote for my Gen 2 about 6 months ago and I'm already noticing a drastic reduction in operating range. I have to be within 50-100 feet of my car for it to work. I can't use it at all from inside my office building, even though I have a direct line of sight to my parking spot through a plain single-pane glass window. These push-button-start fobs really go through batteries like no one's business.
 
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