I bought my 2012 Volt back in the beginning of March. I just dropped the car off this morning for a scheduled repair of the key fobs.
I used to get about 200 feet in range with the key fob. This was very useful as I'd hold down the unlock button to roll all the windows down on my way out to the car. In the last month or so, the range would go down to less than 5 feet from the car. Heck, I could walk-up to the car and push the silver door button on the handle and it would not unlock. I'd have to pull the keys out of my pocker and push the unlock button (oh, the humanity!) in order to get the doors to unlock. This is decidedly NOT keyless entry. LOL
When I brought the car in for all of the recall work I mentioned this issue and they could not duplicate. They recommended switching remotes, which I did. This solved the problem for all of one day, LOL.
I called the dealer back to let them know that both remotes have reduced range and my advisor ordered new fobs. He requested that I bring the car in with both key fobs and that they would replace them (they ordered new ones).
This morning the advisor asked me to duplicate the behavior. You know what this means, right? It will work perfectly. So I walked away from the car further and further and further and whaddaya know..it worked. LOL
I pointed out to my advisor that the car was currently parked in a covered concrete garage and I guessed that the concrete surroundings were helping the signal. I asked for him to make a note on work order to test the car in and open lot away from buildings. We'll see if they try to reproduce it or just give me new remotes after programming them.
Has anyone else had similar issues with their key fobs?
FYI, still loving the car!