2011 Honda CRV key fob will unlock car but when inserting key into the ignition to start, the engine turns on but immediately stops. Indicator light says it's not recognized or programmed with my car. What can I do? The key still works otherwise.

Asked by Amber Feb 23, 2018 at 09:56 AM about the 2011 Honda CR-V SE AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Used this key to drive to the gym, all was fine. I come out after my workout
and I can get into the car just fine but the key locks me out of the ignition. Got
a ride home to get my spare key and it fully starts the ignition. What is going
on? What do I need to do?

7 Answers


one key is programmed,the other is a valet.

Yes, I know that. I have 2 actual fobs and one gray valet key. It is one of the actual fob keys that would not work. It must have got deprogrammed somehow? Can I go to a locksmith to have it reprogrammed?


if he has the right equipment,if not a dealer.

I just had this same problem yesterday. The key I’ve used for 7 years stopped working. The engine would die after a second. But my other two keys including the valet key work find.


Time to replace key and program.

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The key FOB has a battery. Just replace the battery.

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I’m still not getting an answer as to why my anti theft light all of a sudden flashes when the car is off. Two lights flash when my car is locked?

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