That doesn't sound right, my fob for my 2011 will work at least from 40 or 50 feet. That's the about the farthest I have tried it so far. You might try cleaning the battery contacts in the fob also.ciscokid said:I just bought a 2009 Equinox and I was surprised to find that I have to be about 15' or closer to get the key fob to work. I replaced the battery and no change. Is there something wrong with my key fob all together perhaps?