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"Key detected in vehicle" Error displayed while car is driving?

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Hello all,

Beginning about three days ago, my ct has been giving me "key detected in vehicle" while the car is moving. This started to happen after the temperatures here have gotten to approximately minus 30 Celsius and mainly happen after the car detects slippage in the snow. I'm thinking this might be a problem due to the extreme cold temperatures. Also the problem seems to have worsened as when the message is being displayed, my doors will unlock themselves and the dash light will flash on and off.

Has anyone else had this problem or have any ideas? I called the dealers and they said it might be the battery getting low, but to me it doesn't seem like the cause because it only occurs after the tires slip and in very cold weather.
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I wanted to chime in and say that this happened recently to me as well. It was not very cold, nor was I going over any terrain I've never gone over before. The only thing that was out of place was a "key fob battery low" message I got ONCE, then it never came back. (Previously, if my key fob battery was low, it would indicate and keep doing so until I changed it.)

Since the message came on only one time, I thought it might be the beginning stages of a low battery and left it alone. It wasn't till weeks later that this happened, and only 2 times total.

I have since replaced the key fob battery and it has never happened again.
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