Mobile Edge in Lehighton installs a lot of remote starters, and we have been doing them since our inception in 1994, so you could say we know a thing or two about the category. As the years passed, the number of remote starters we installed changed from hundreds to thousands. As you can imagine, we have seen and heard just about every scenario related to a vehicle and a remote start system.
“MY CAR WON’T START WITH THE KEY”
One conversation that comes up every year starts like this: A client calls in a panic and says, “I remote started my vehicle and when I went out to it, the engine shut off and now it won’t start with the key.” They proceed to tell us that not only will the vehicle not start, but they can’t even get the key out of the ignition. We admit that the first time we heard this, we were perplexed, and it took as a little while to understand what was going on.
Then the light bulb went on for us. Chances are, if this ever happens to you, this is how it got caused and how to solve it:
When you went out to your vehicle, you unlocked the doors and got in. You inserted the key in the ignition and thought you turned it to the “on” position, but you did not. You then put your foot on the brake and took the vehicle out of park. The remote starter shut off because you pressed the brake pedal. You instinctively turned the key to start, and nothing happened. Then, after you tried it a few more times, you decided to remove the key, and that didn’t work either.
The vehicle is not starting because you forgot to put it back into park. That is the same reason why you can’t remove the key. Simply put the vehicle back into park and it will start. You are all good.
Whenever you are in the market for a remote starter, we invite you to stop by our facility in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Our team of experts will work with you to design and install the remote starter that best fits your needs. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine consistently names us one of the Top Retailers in the Nation year after year.
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