My Edge will not start with the key in the ignition. It will start with the fob. What causes this?


Asked by Feb 28, 2015 at 01:06 PM about the 2011 Ford Edge SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car will start with the fob. When the key is placed in the igniton, the engine shuts down. I am getting a "starting system failure" message.

4 Answers


Try,placing key in truck,then start with fob,may help,if not you may need a new chip key.

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It's a proximity key that must be in the car to start it, and may have lost its programming. Thy this, I can't write it out, besides it a pdf file that can't be copied and pasted Page 145 in your owners manual. if you dont have the manual you can download it here

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Pretty sure its the chip in the key. I've got full power. Car starts with the fob, shuts off with the fob and the alarm works. When I start it with the fob, it shuts down, as soon as I put the key in and turn it. Spare key is on its way. Hoping that will start the car. Thanks for the quick response.

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Let us know, ok?

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