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My husband and I recently purchased a 2019 Kia Forte LXS in August 2019. After a month of having the car, my husbands key fob will not pop the trunk. It will unlock the doors and set the panic alarm off, but the trunk is a no-go. My key works just fine. Any reason why his key would just stop being able to pop the trunk? Anyway we can fix this?
 

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At 2019!? Is there any reason why you wouldn't just take it in to the dealer and utilize the full warranty that you still have??

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Question: this is just a fob, not a smart key, correct?

My only guess is that dirt has gotten inside the fob and is preventing that button from working. Or possibly the micro-switch itself inside the fob has gone bad. open up the fob and blow it out with some compressed air or maybe even clean it with some electrical cleaner spray. Otherwise, go back to the dealer and let them test the fob. It should still be under warranty.
 

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We have been in contact with our dealership with no help being provided. First thing I did was call the dealer. My car is under warranty, not the key.
 

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We have been in contact with our dealership with no help being provided. First thing I did was call the dealer. My car is under warranty, not the key.
Please visit another dealer and don't be fooled. Everything is under a full warranty bumper to bumper for the first year. After that, the regular warranty kicks in

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You didn't answer my question and we cant read minds here. Is this a fob or a smart key? They are different.

We have been in contact with our dealership with no help being provided. First thing I did was call the dealer. My car is under warranty, not the key.
The key fob is part of the car. It too is under warranty.
 

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It's a KEY FOB. I specifically said that in my post and in the title. It is not a smart key..it's a key fob. No minds need to be read when it was clearly posted as a key fob.
 

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Please visit another dealer and don't be fooled. Everything is under a full warranty bumper to bumper for the first year. After that, the regular warranty kicks in

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Thank you! I will definitely reach out to a different dealer!
 

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It's a KEY FOB. I specifically said that in my post and in the title. It is not a smart key..it's a key fob. No minds need to be read when it was clearly posted as a key fob.
Many people have come here and mistakenly called a smart key a key fob so I was just trying to get clarification. Sorry for trying to help you
 

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Does the issue occur with both key fobs? If the answer is yes, then I think it would be na issue with the remote receiver not understanding the signal to open the rear hatch.
 

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Were you and your husband doing the exact same thing? Some models only pop the trunk lid when the doors are unlocked. (I'd like that on mine, as I have found, the trunk release too sensitive, opened the trunk in error more than once).
 
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