AbelGoddard wrote: ↑
Thu May 14, 2020 6:50 am
I’ve had this car for, what, almost 3 years? I’ve had to replace batteries in both of my fobs at least twice, and one of them 3 times. In NO other car that I’ve had for many more years have I replaced batteries more than once.
Any of your other cars have Push button To Start? The Spark was my first car with PTS. My somewhat educated guess is that the proximity function is what's causing the primary drain.... change that.... it is indeed because of the proximity function. That being said, is it a poor design causing this? I'm not sure. I've have my Bolt 14 months (with HEAVY use/57k miles), and haven't had to replace the fob battery yet. I have no other first or second what experience to compare it to.
I will say this, when I drove my Spark daily, when approaching the car, I'd reach into my pocket and press the unlock button on the remote. I would then enter the car, PTS, and drive. When you compare fumblef**king with keys and cranking to start, having to simply replace the battery once a year (you can even buy them in bulk and leave them with all your other batteries), it's a worthy endeavor TO ME. The car even tells you the battery it's getting low.