Sorry but it does. Both my remotes work that way, except 1 all of sudden lost that function.Welcome to the Forum.
The Explorer doesn't have an auto-unlock feature that unlocks the doors when you approach the vehicle. You have to manually unlock it with the key or the 'touch' handle (keyless entry) or by using the Securicode keypad or the keyfob.
Are you saying that your Explorer will unlock all by itself as you approach it? Neither my 2011 Limited nor 2017 Platinum did that. Not even my 2020 Aviator does it. They all required some kind of intervention from the driver like using the keyfob. It's not even mentioned in the Owner's Manual.Sorry but it does. Both my remotes work that way, except 1 all of sudden lost that function.
That would explain the self unlocking which as I explained above, the Explorer doesn't have. Perhaps it's just a misinterpretation of the actual action?Then you have passive entry. It will unlock when you reach to grab the door handle to open. If its unlocking before hand the system is malfunctioning.................................
No matter what features it does or doesn't have, if you are sure that both remotes previously worked the same and now one does not, it is not likely to be a programming issue, UNLESS you had just previously been messing with key programming and did not include this key in the reprogramming.Sorry but it does. Both my remotes work that way, except 1 all of sudden lost that function.
i have been getting key fob not detected and not turning overThen you have passive entry. It will unlock when you reach to grab the door handle to open. If its unlocking before hand the system is malfunctioning.
Does the fob that isn't working still start the vehicle (in the emergency start slot)? Do the physical buttons (lock, unlock, remote start, etc) work?
Well it seems it took 14 posts to actually ask the question. I can't believe it didn't occur to me before. I guess we were too focused on the automatic auto-unlock feature which it doesn't have. Good call.Have you at least opened and inspected it, and tried a new battery?...............................................
^ Apparently that keeps the buttons from being too sensitive to press, I would sooner get it clean anywhere near the button contact area to be sure that's not a problem, then come back and put dielectric grease on if an overly sensitive button issue arises, especially considering you may lose some grease anyway changing the battery.
If a button didn't need to be pressed for this feature, then I would lean towards the battery itself being low... 7-8 year old battery, it's probably a good idea to replace it now anyway, not much remaining lifespan lost for the low cost of those.
Those CR2032 lithium coin cells can have a shelf life over 10 years but in use, not as long. If you need multiples for various other devices too, they're much cheaper on ebay in bulk rather than buying one at a time at a local store. If getting them on ebay, try to buy from a seller which high volume sales to ensure they're fresh.