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#1 Old 11-19-2012, 04:27 AM
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For those with smart keys be aware that hidden key in fob can be released inadvertently resulting in fob falling off when you take your keys out of your pocket drawer, handbag etc.

Both wife and I have had this happen at least twice a week since purchasing the vehicle.

Resolved by releasing the key and placing a small Dob of silicon under the head. Push key back into the fob and let dry.

Even if button is pushed key won't release but a solid pull will separate them if necessary. No more risk of losing the electronic fob.
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#2 Old 11-19-2012, 05:07 AM
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Yes this is a design fault. We've put some thin strips of electrical tape along the side but the silicone sounds like a better plan

Apparently over $1000 to replace!
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Well done ! Thank you a lot for your suggestion. In my opinion the silicone is the right material to solve this kind of problem.
By by.
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Unfortunately I have read this too late and lost the electronic fob do any of you know how to get a copy and price of same??
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I would strongly advise seeking a warranty claim on this. You might not be successful but this is a serious design fault. Ours had fallen off multiple times before I taped the pieces together. This worked Ok but I've now used a dab of silicone like Mike suggested.

Give it a go. Tell them you have heard of other people complaining of this issue and show them how easy it happens. I was quoted something like $1400 for a replacement by the salesman that I showed the fault to. $1400 is criminal for what used to be a budget brand. At the very least if they say no ask for a price reduction based on the fault. Otherwise I doubt you will find a third party replacement at this point in time.

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So here was my fix, open and cut the pin down so that its is flush or lower than the housing with a pair of snips, then put back together.

All that is needed now is a pen to open it up.



Hope that helps.
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Smile

Well done ! I think that your proposal works well, because it's a complete solution and everyone can make at home without any charge.
Mani thanks.
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No worries at all. If it only helps one person then it has been a worthwhile post.
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i taped mine with a bit of tape because i went out next day to try and find on more than 10 time but next spare time i get i will do what you have done that a great idea
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Hi, having dramas trying to open up the key fob, did you just pull it apart?
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