Why won't the remote on fob recognize transmitter in car?


Asked by Dec 23, 2015 at 05:45 PM about the 2004 Dodge Durango SLT

Question type: General

2004 Dodge Durango Slt.  I took my fob key to get a new one made because
the remote part does not work.  It will open the door and start the car. i wasd
told that it could not be done because the transmitter is not recognizing the
remote.  What could cause this?

3 Answers


You may have to have your local Dodge Dealer synchronize the remote to the vehicle. If it's like a GM the system operates on a "rolling code" system. That is each time the remote is used a different code needs to be received by the vehicle. I was able to program the remotes for my Grand Prix and Grand Marquis but Dodge may be different. You might try talking to the vendor who sold you the key. They may be able to give you the instructions on how to program it. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I did take it to a locksmith and he told me that the remote was not recognizing the vehicle even after programming it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Most likely the locksmith didn't program it correctly. I'd recommend talking to your local Dodge Dealer. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Durango in your area?

CarGurus has 22,641 nationwide Durango listings starting at $1,400.


Search Dodge Durango Questions

Dodge Durango Experts

#1 Sigurður Guðmundsson
Sigurður Guðmundsson
Reputation 2,300
#2 Breanskis
Reputation 1,320
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,220 Great Deals out of 73,878 listings starting at $1,593
Used Ford Explorer"
1,366 Great Deals out of 71,755 listings starting at $300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,076 Great Deals out of 36,074 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
522 Great Deals out of 13,738 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner"
365 Great Deals out of 18,996 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Expedition"
582 Great Deals out of 21,660 listings starting at $2,111
Used Honda Pilot"
536 Great Deals out of 19,720 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Yukon"
566 Great Deals out of 19,456 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Highlander"
660 Great Deals out of 30,808 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford F-150"
3,272 Great Deals out of 216,647 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Durango For Sale
9,347 listings starting at $22,480
2016 Dodge Durango For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 3,101 listings starting at $25,998
2015 Dodge Durango For Sale
89 Great Deals out of 2,009 listings starting at $22,900
2014 Dodge Durango For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,252 listings starting at $16,900
2013 Dodge Durango For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 1,673 listings starting at $12,000