Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Keys


Leaving children in a vehicle with a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is dangerous and children or others could be seriously injured or killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the RKE transmitter in the vehicle, and children or others could be caught in the path of a closing window. Do not leave children in a vehicle with an RKE transmitter.


The key that is part of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can be used for all locks.


To remove the key, press the button on the back of the transmitter, and pull the key out. Never pull the key out without pressing the button.

See your dealer if a new key is needed.

If locked out of the vehicle, see Roadside Assistance Program

With an active OnStar or connected service plan, an OnStar Advisor may remotely unlock the vehicle.

See OnStar Overview

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System

See Radio Frequency Statement

If there is a decrease in the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) operating range:

  • Check the distance. The transmitter may be too far from the vehicle.
  • Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal.
  • Check the transmitter's battery. See "Battery Replacement" later in this section.
  • If the transmitter is still not working correctly, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service.


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