Nissan Rogue Fob Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 10/14/22 •  3 min read

The Nissan Rogue is a great compact SUV. It has all the amenities that you need, including heated seats, and a moonroof. However, one problem that many owners have had with their Rogue is that the fob isn’t working properly.

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So, how do you fix it? Here are some simple steps to take when your fob isn’t working properly on your Nissan Rogue.

Symptoms

The signs that your Nissan Rogue fob is not working properly include the remote fob not working, no light on the fob, or you can’t turn the car on with the fob.

Causes

There are several reasons why your fob may not be working properly. You can check the most common problems below.

Faulty Fob Chip – The chip that you use to activate your fob is located in the back of the fob, and if you load a lot of weight on it, it will become damaged. It may be that there is a piece of debris inside of your fob chip that is preventing it from turning properly or even working at all.

To fix this, you will need to take off the top of your car and clean out all of the debris that is within the fob chip, and then put it back in its place.

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It’s important to make sure that your fob chip is cleaned thoroughly before you put it back in place.

Faulty Fob – If your fob isn’t working, then there could be a problem with its battery or circuit board. To fix this, you will need to replace your fob entirely.

Replace Fob Battery – If your battery is completely dead and not holding a charge, then you will need to replace it with a new one since this is a very common problem with Nissan Rogue Fobs. A faulty fob battery will not hold a charge for very long.

Replace Fob Circuit Board – If your fob circuit board is damaged, then it will not be able to communicate with your vehicle’s system properly. To fix this, you will need to replace the fob circuit board.

Procedures

Here are some simple steps that you can take to fix the fob on your Nissan Rogue:

If you are having problems with a fob in your car, open the door and find the faulty part. Use a flathead screwdriver to take a small screwdriver into the interior of each fob and start prying it open so that you can get inside the fob and check the inside of it.

Check to see if there is any debris or dirt on the inside of the fob. If there is, take a vacuum cleaner or blow some compressed air into it to clean it up.

Check for any burned wires on the inside of the fobs of your car, and if there are any, cut them off with a pair of scissors and discard them before putting them back together again.

Check for damage to the wiring that is inside each fob, and if it has been damaged, repair it before you reassemble them by cutting off any damaged parts and putting in new ones.

Once you have cleaned out all of the parts that were inside your fob, you can start putting everything back together again.

You should be able to turn on the lights in your vehicle again and start using your lights again. If you still have problems with your car fob, then you may want to take it to a mechanic for an examination.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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