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#148 of 167 Re: Quick Update (Partial) [quietpro]
Apr 08, 2007 (10:58 pm)
I got my 06 LTZ back last monday. Same antenna/RKE/fob problem. About 4.5 hours no problems so far. The TPM is all apart of the problem. The bulliten clearly states it. I would go to another dealership that is familiar with the problem, actually they all should be now. I told them I wasn't going to come back and forth 3 different times for each thing so do it all, and they did.
#149 of 167 Re: Quick Update (Partial) [lineman3]
Apr 09, 2007 (11:44 am)
They weren't arguing that it wasn't part of the problem, they just weren't technically capable of programming the receiver after installing it. So, I have been driving in "CAL" the last couple days (compass is off and no tire pressures). Depending on how well I'm treated the next time I go in, I may go to another dealer. The only problem is I only have one other to choose from that isn't owned by the same company and it is a bit further away. That's added time away from work which costs me money.
Cross your fingers for me.
#150 of 167 All Done and Good to Go (Hopefully)
Apr 11, 2007 (6:03 pm)
Got my car back today after spending a day in a Pontiac G6 sedan. What a little piece of ...well, it's a cheaper car but built well. Anyway, my SS is back in my garage and FOB range is working very well. I stopped at a local parking lot and tested it out before coming home. I don't have any sophisticated way of measuring distance but I estimated a pretty good 175 ft. from the sides and front. I didn't think to do a back shot but will verify that in when I get a chance.
As it turned out, the complications with programming my receiver were do to a faulty left front tire pressure sensor. That is what caused me to start getting the "SERVICE TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR" on the DIC. Coincidental to me having the RKE/FOB problem. I almost feel bad for the tech. My SS kinda pulled a fast one on him.
Oh well, all is well now, so it seems. It's a great feeling when the FOBs work as they should, that's for sure.
Love my SS!
#151 of 167 Re: All Done and Good to Go (Hopefully) [quietpro]
Jun 05, 2007 (6:17 am)
I'm also getting the "Service Tire Pressure Monitor " on my 2007 Impala SS.Seems like this is a common problem on Impalas/Monte Carlos.It's a minor nuisance so I'll probably wait till my next oil change to have the dealer look at it.
#152 of 167 Re: All Done and Good to Go (Hopefully) [quietpro]
Jun 07, 2007 (5:48 am)
Ron--I want to thank you for your appraisal of the G6. My wife and I were considering one as a replacement for her Montana van. We had only viewed the info/data/propaganda on the Pontiac website and decided to take a personal look. I was sadly disappointed in the interior look and feel; we didn't even take one for a test drive. Sticker costs for similar option packages were similar to or higher than Grand Prix (not GT or GXP)--but the comfort and quality level doesn't come close. By the way, her Grand Prix has most of the bells and whistles but without the V-8 "grunt" of the SS or GXP. I can only imagine the fun those other two cylinders bring. Again--thanks for the straight-forward comment.
#153 of 167 Re: All Done and Good to Go (Hopefully) [cnw]
Jun 07, 2007 (2:30 pm)
You're welcome...always happy to be of service. The G6 isn't a terribly built car, it just isn't for me...just as the Grand Prix is nice but just too small for me. As for that V-8 grunt, even with gas prices and my environmental consciousness kicking me in the rear, I still love it. As long as I'm able to squeeze out 20 mpg, I don't feel too bad. That plus the fact that I can easily drag a gang of four to lunch when it's my turn to drive makes me feel ok with it.
As for the other poster with the tire pressure monitor issue on their '07, do have it checked. I thought the '07s were immune but maybe yours has a bad sensor in the wheel as mine did (rather than a bad receiver as the majority of the other '06s). Hopefully you'll have an easy visit with the service dept.
#154 of 167 Re: All Done and Good to Go (Hopefully) [quietpro]
Aug 22, 2007 (4:23 am)
2006 3LT about a year old and I am getting the "service tire monitor" indication.
The front tire pressure read out goes to --, mostly for the front left tire but now also the front right tire.
Also, my FOB that has never had a distance problem, now has a distance problem!
I hope that the Technicians that will soon work on my car to fix this will be a little more knowledgeable than what I have read in these posts.........but I doubt it.......
#155 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [quietpro]
Sep 24, 2007 (5:27 pm)
I've now had my new RECEIVER Module since at least Aug 28, 2006 when I posted one of my first post... And still get 300 feet+ range.
I still can't figure out why GM is not willing to admit they are having a problem with their remote start and get a "Customer Satisfaction Recall" on this.
Can't they see that a happy customer tells another while a dissatisfied one tells at least 7... that's called business.
Get your dealer to get involved and have the manufacturer do something for their regular customers at least...
#156 of 167 Re: Key-fob range [mars57]
Sep 26, 2007 (6:28 pm)
My FOB range is now starting to dwindle. It's not as bad as it was prior to the service but it has diminished substantially. I would say it's down to about 75 ft. I plan to have a few things checked out together when it's convenient for me. I'll report back if I find out anything.
#157 of 167 All remote functions
Apr 22, 2008 (11:24 am)
All remote functions, ie door lock/unlock, trunk, horn and remote start functions work. After about one minute,all remote functions stop working. Must use key to enter car. Once I put key in switch and turn on and off, all functions work. Again, after about one minute, all functions dead. dido-dido. The TPM comes on intermittent also. Before I go to the dealer, I would like some general ideas so I know what they're talking about when I take it in. .. Of course its 600 miles over warranty. Your help will be appreciated