My Keys Fell Apart in less than 24 months and Ford wants $900 to replace!

Discussion in 'Raptor Maintenance' started by John H, Jul 22, 2020.

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  1. John H

    John H New Member

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    My fobs both fell apart from regular use (I only have 23,000 miles on my Raptor), but the keys are cheap plastic and the batteries required constant replacing. Once replaced, the plastic became weaker and the keys would fall apart in my pocket, or in my gym bag, to the extent that now both are just taped up with electrical tape and won't attach to my key chain. I mentioned this at the dealer when getting the last recall addressed, and they said they would "see what they can do." See what they can do translates to charge me $450 per key to replace. These keys aren't worth $10. Are there any after market solutions or better keys out there? I think I am going to sell the truck as a $70k truck should have better keys to start with and certainly better support from the manufacturer. I have had "smart" keys from other brands, even older Fords, but never seen one suck this bad and be told essentially to F off by the dealer .
     
  2. Vikes91

    Vikes91 Well-Known Member Military

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    You're funny. Had mine since Dec 2016, 43,000 miles and no issues with my keys. No battery replacement or anything else.
     
  3. mcgleevn

    mcgleevn Member

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    Same deal - no issues with fobs after 2+ years and 50k miles... Same battery, never taken apart

    Now I will say the panic button location/operation sucks, and that maybe the fobs are a little on the large side...
     
  4. RAPTORX1

    RAPTORX1 New Member

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    Wow, had mine for quite awhile now, no problems to report here. I will tell u that to replace my fob if needed by my dealer is only $225.00 then they will give me 10% off from that. It sounds like your dealer is trying to rip you off my very high mark up....
     
  5. Dnsgotitbad

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    I have seen them on Ebay for $100
     

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