Fob auto start wont turn on engine

Asked by Jaerenne Jul 07, 2020 at 07:43 PM about the 2014 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I recently got a used 2014 honda civic ex from a dealer
and it was going great until the fob key stopped turning on
the car. I regret not getting a car with an actual key
ignition. Ive replaced the battery to the fob key and still
nothing. No matter how close I hold it and no matter how
many times I press the break and the engine button the
car won't start. I get a clicking noise but then nothing. All
the dash lights come on along with the radio. I cant figure
out if I need to just replace the whole remote key stater or
if the ignition or starter to the car itself is bad. Im in
desperate need of help because i can't afford a super
costly fix.

2 Answers


nobody wants a costly fix!! I would definitely say there is problem a problem with the fob transmitter in the car reading the remote. I have a used car too with a a key fob and it has a horrible battery issue ( the battery doesn't get recharged in a fob and we tend to forget that). I bought the lifetime battery plan at batteries plus ( $16). HOWEVER , I say you have a transmitter issue and hopefully that is under warranty. if it's going click click on you, probably dead battery. good luck

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Hold down the start button and see if it tries to start up. My fob battery leaked in my key last spring and I couldn't figure out why my car was quitting right away when I pressed start. It only actually kinda tried to start when I held it down. I love being able to leave my keys in my purse, who wouldn't? But I hate twiddling my thumbs, making small talk while the car is starting.

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