Mine did not work well,CarMax said change the battery.making sure the key fob receiver in the car is good, they had problems with range on some models.
Since the 2012s put out nearly the same horsepower as the SS models, it makes much more sense to buy a 2012 in my opinion. If you buy an SS, be prepared to spend a couple thousand on a transmission rebuild. Might as well spend some more money and buy a newer car with a better engine and transmission. Check out Autotrader. I saw some good deals on 2012 Impalas on there. I'm going to have to test drive a 2012 Impala to see how much better these cars perform, compared to the 2006 3.9L that I have. k3:Transmissions are the primary concern with 8th generation 06 to 11 Impalas - especially the SS models (made from 06-09). They are fun cars and a tremendous used car buy IMO, but factor in buying a new transmission when calculating how much you want to spend/can afford. The 2012s, though still "8th gens" have a superior 6 speed tranny (and the 3.6 V6 making almost as much power as the 06-09 SS).
This was under Carmax? can you buy it on your own?Mine did not work well,CarMax said change the battery.
I changed the battery , increased ranged by about 5ft.
Thanks to the good warranty I got ,Chevy dealer replaced the receiver,antenna,and both keys and fobs , for free.
That was very cool. Now it works perfectly from 100 yards, maybe more!!
Yeah.. well got one installed today lets see how it behaves, their temperature sensor is actually inside/under the dash.. so got it set to -5c , that should be cold enough for it to kick in automatically. I am assuming usually there is a temp. difference of 10 to 15 C outside ambient than inside cabin temp. of a car ?:dizzy:Then it will have its own receiver, no worries.
Got my car back from the dealership yesterday for a few complaints. 20 foot key fobs was one of them, was told its normal. And the dreaded could not duplicate problem for my other complaints yet they all occurred immediately after picking up the car, what a Joke.