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#6070653 - 12/07/15 09:00 AM New Keys
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My wife drives a 2014 ford escape. We/she lost the key to it and we need another made.

Dealer wants $400 to make and program two new keys, pop a lock wanted 320 for 1 key. However the dealer says the car has to be at their lot to make the new key.

Anyone done anything similar? Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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#6070688 - 12/07/15 09:19 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
Cast Offline
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I think the parts department can order a new key for it.
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#6070697 - 12/07/15 09:22 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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Yeah but they said I have to take the car down there wasn't really wanting to eat a 20 mile towing bill, but looks like I will have to.
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#6070758 - 12/07/15 09:42 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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Better than the $4,000 thousand to have Mercedes come out and make new keys. lady I know had her purse stolen with her car keys, both keys. Insurance covered the cost of the keys, but not the service to have the car reprogrammed. Crazy
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#6070774 - 12/07/15 09:49 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
My wife drives a 2014 ford escape. We/she lost the key to it and we need another made.

Dealer wants $400 to make and program two new keys, pop a lock wanted 320 for 1 key. However the dealer says the car has to be at their lot to make the new key.

Anyone done anything similar? Any suggestions?

Thanks.


Bring copy of your insurance card and registration and try that. The Dealership is usually to show you own or process the car

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#6070780 - 12/07/15 09:52 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
Cast Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Yeah but they said I have to take the car down there wasn't really wanting to eat a 20 mile towing bill, but looks like I will have to.


They might just need pics of the VIN, and your title. Ask them if pics will work.
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#6070812 - 12/07/15 10:05 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
redchevy Offline
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They said they needed the car to program it. I will specifically ask if I need to bring the car there, but he did say I would need to tow it I believe. Next step is to see if I can figure out how to start it without a key... im not a criminal so I doubt that will get me far.
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#6070949 - 12/07/15 11:10 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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find a buddy with a trailer. Disengage the U joints and winch it up the trailer
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#6070999 - 12/07/15 11:30 AM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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I have a trailer. Its front wheel drive, I would have to pull a front hub.
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#6071095 - 12/07/15 12:13 PM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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If that was your only key, you are pretty much stuck with the dealer.

If you had one working key, you don't need the dealer. We lost one for our Ford truck a while back. I balked at the dealer charge. Ordered a replacement off eBay and reprogrammed it myself. It's all over the internet how to do it.

Google
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#6071170 - 12/07/15 12:48 PM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
redchevy Offline
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Appreciated it TX. We have zero keys for it.

Other lock smiths can do it, but the ones I have found that will cost more than the dealer. Got a couple places to call thanks for the help fellas.
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#6071189 - 12/07/15 12:57 PM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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I have lost sleep looking for keys to my wife's new Explo - same system as the Excape. I feel for you. You may want to dump her purse out. Seriously. After a new key was bought, LATER THAT DAY I was in the back of the house and heard an excited, "Well there it is!"

I was very quiet for a very long time that night.
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#6071241 - 12/07/15 01:26 PM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
redchevy Offline
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I called no less than 4 dealerships. All of them said they would require me to have the car towed to them.

Called the salesman we have dealt with in the past. He said there is a metal chip in the owners manual and if I brought it to him they could make a key that would start the car and then I could drive it to them to have the rest of the programming done.

Hope it all goes according to plan. If not ford has roadside service available for the car since it has less than 60K miles on it and I should be able to get it towed for free.

We have learned a lesson, you don't let your 14 month old play with your keys.
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#6071634 - 12/07/15 04:58 PM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy

. . .Called the salesman we have dealt with in the past. He said there is a metal chip in the owners manual and if I brought it to him they could make a key that would start the car and then I could drive it to them to have the rest of the programming done. . . . .


i've worked at ford dealers since the early 1980's and have never heard of this^ ^ ^ ^

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#6071641 - 12/07/15 05:01 PM Re: New Keys [Re: redchevy]
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bottom line - have it towed and have a spare key made
in addition to any others you may need (they'll have
to make two to program when you have no keys to go off of)
and put it away for just such an emergency.

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