After over 5 years of owning my faultless 147 since new, the first fault has appeared this winter, albeit an intermitant one.
When it's cold (like below 3 degrees) occasionally the car does not unlock when I go out to it first thing in the morning - note the first thing in the morning! I say this becuase when I leave work when it's just as cold, or colder it always unlocks without any issues.
The unlock issue has happened to me now about 4 times this winter and the only way to get into the car is to insert the key into the door and then unlock it without disarming the alarm. Invevitably the alarm goes off and wakes the neighbours
until I quickly insert it into the ignition.
Both the key I use every day and the spare key (which rarely gets used) are the same. The batteries have never been changed but I'm sure that this isn't the issue as the remote unlocking wouldn't be working as good as it is.
Any ideas or experiences?
Also (this may be linked), I have had an Immobiliser failure message happen about 3 times now. All is well though when you turn the key back to MAR1 and put it forward to MAR2 and 3 again! The remote batteries wouldn't cause this issue would they?
I'm just hoping that these are quirks which will eventually disappear rather than be the start of the death of the electrics on my 147.