MYSTERY IN BREMERTON Why don't keyless remotes work? By Lloyd A. Pritchett Sun Staff
Something has caused almost all the devices to stop working in Bremerton Joel Maimon of Port Ludlow first noticed the problem when he arrived in Bremerton for work Thursday morning. No matter how many times he clicked the remote keyless entry device for his car, it wouldn't work.
He wasn't alone.
Art DeCamp, service manager for Haselwood Expo Buick Pontiac dealership in Bremerton, first realized something was amiss Wednesday afternoon when a flood of customers began calling with the same problem.
By Thursday, virtually every new car dealership in the Bremerton-Port Orchard area was inundated with hundreds of similar calls from upset customers. The outage also affected unsold new cars sitting on their lots.
The cause of the bizarre problem was — and still is — a mystery. No one so far has been able to explain why the remote keyless entry systems on nearly every vehicle in the Bremerton-Port Orchard suddenly stopped functioning at about the same time Wednesday afternoon and hasn't worked since......