Any '11 owners have a problem with the key fob?
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    Any '11 owners have a problem with the key fob?

    Over the last few days my key fob has like not wanted to work. It takes a good couple tries to get it to finally lock/unlock. It's starting to drive me crazy.

    A good friend of mine suggested that maybe Subaru uses crappy batteries and I may just need to replace it, but a battery going almost dead after only being 2 months old seems really weird to me. He said he had the same problem in his Genesis and replacing the battery fixed it.

    Thoughts?
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    It's a cheap fix, might as well try it. I haven't had any issues with mine but the fob could be older than the car and programmed to it when the car got to the dealership.
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    Are you just having trouble with one of the fobs? Did you try the other one?
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    No problems here.Like it was said the key fob could be older than the car,just swap batteries and see.
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    Yea I only tried the one I keep with me. I'll try the others and if they work fine I'll go to radioshack and get a new battery.
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    I had problems with mine on my 09. Took it to the dealer and had them fix it under warranty. I think they said they had to reprogram it or something.

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    What kind of range do you get with the fob when it does work? A few feet or still a lengthy 20-30'? If you have to get kinda close to car then it's def the battery. If you can be far away and it still works then something is wrong with the fob.
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    I have to be close. It still takes a bunch of clicks to get it to lock/unlock.

    Im going to try and replace the batt and see if that works. I'd rather try that before going to the dealership.
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    I think the manual tells you how to program the key fob.If the battery thing doesn't work maybe you can try that.
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    Just an update for anyone else having the same problem:

    I went to my local dealership today and they told me that one of my fobs is defective. So they're odering me a new one and hopefully that solves the problem.
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