Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kendall Park, NJ
I purchased my Compass (2013 Latitude) on Presidents day. the day after I noticed it took a while to lock the doors from the key fob (about 20 seconds). I thought this was very strange. I called up my dealership to ask them if this was normal. It turns out that it is not normal (obviously!). After taking to the dealership 7 times to where they had given me loaners and rental cars each time, they replaced the receiver (twice) and the integrated power module but the problem persisted. It was only when I started speaking with the service manager did we start barking up the right tree. It turns out that I have a Garmin nuvi 205W GPS. Under normal circumstances I leave the GPS plugged into the 12V port. Since this is a switched "outlet" the GPS turns on and off as the car does. The problem is that when I turn the car off, then open the door the Garming gives me three choices. Either leave the GPS on, turn it off or wait 30 seconds for the countdown to finish and then it will turn off. While the GPS is going through its countdown is when I have the problem. My dealership is telling me there is RF interference between my GPS and my key for reveiver. Does anyone know the rf frequency of the key fob? Has anyone had this issue? Please let me know. Thanks!