My 09 Dodge journey says bad key when I try to start it

Asked by Felicia Dec 01, 2018 at 07:18 PM about the 2009 Dodge Journey

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 09 Dodge journey will not start it
says bad key on the dashboard is there
any way to make a copy of the key still
we have no spare

3 Answers

What if I am in Rwanda and there is no Dealer, no key no spare parts?

On my 2010 Dodge Journey on the dashboard it says bad key the car will not lock or unlock by the key fob and will not start what could be wrong with my car

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The Bad Key message just means that the car can't read some or all of the signals. Could be a bad battery in the fob, or it could be a defective fob itself. Try replacing the battery and see if that helps. If not, the car might just have to be reprogrammed to the fob,, and instructions on how to do that are in your owners manual, or you might find them online. Otherwise, get a new fob and program it. It's not a bad idea to have more than one fob anyway.

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