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Usually when I buy a new car I get two sets of "keys". But this time I got only 1 fob. I know sometimes the dealer holds one back for a while in case they need to reposess the car. Also, is there a way to buy a new fob and how much are they?

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Hyundai provides two keys and fobs with each new car and on some models, a valet key as well. Since your dealer didn't give you the second key and you already paid for two, they should make it right for free. Don't spend money that you don't need to spend.
 

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That ticks me off on how much stealerships really like to steal your money. I'd take that other key and bash then in the face with it. What kind of new car doesn't come with two sets.

They know people want two keys so giving you just one knew you were eventually going back for another key and pay 200+ dollars for it.

Or perhaps they forgot to give it. But I doubt that.
 

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Go to the dealership and tell them you want your other key. Our keys are very expensive and there is no way you should pay for a second one.
 

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If anybody really needs another "smart Key," I've got a couple of extras.

They would have to be re-programed as they were for my SE which was tottaled.

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QUOTE (jbishop.rwc @ Oct 9 2010, 10:08 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=362343
Usually when I buy a new car I get two sets of "keys". But this time I got only 1 fob. I know sometimes the dealer holds one back for a while in case they need to reposess the car. Also, is there a way to buy a new fob and how much are they?

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You should have gotten two.

Go back to the dealer and ask where the second one is.

You might also check to see what else they forgot to give you - manuals, paperwork, etc.
 

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Thanks guys. The dealer returned my e-mail and said they have the second fob, or will create a new one if necessary. I recall the same thing went on the last time I bought a car - they hold one back just in case they need to reposess the car, I am guessing.
 

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You should get all your keys. If they have to repossess your car, the bank would have to send a tow truck from a repo company. I got 3 keys and 2 fobs for my car.
 

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QUOTE (jbishop.rwc @ Oct 10 2010, 11:30 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=362422
Thanks guys. The dealer returned my e-mail and said they have the second fob, or will create a new one if necessary. I recall the same thing went on the last time I bought a car - they hold one back just in case they need to reposess the car, I am guessing.

This is only typical if you have sub prime credit, but normally dealer will provide the bank a 3rd key.
 

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When a dealer "sells" your loan to a finance company, the dealer is not responsible for the car. Therefore, they shouldn't need a key for any reason. They also do not care what happens after that since the finance company paid them for your loan. So a repo from non-payment means the dealer sold the loan and it is some finance company's problem. Very few dealers do self-financing.

Some dealers (very few) will let you leave with the car even if your loan has not been picked up by any banks. It's either in the hope that some bank will buy it or a scheme to get more money from you. They let you leave with the car knowing they need extra money down or a higher monthly payment before the car is bought by the bank. You take the car home, show your friends, family etc and basically get attached to the car. Then the dealer calls you saying they have good news and they need to re-write your contract. When you pull up to the dealer, they escort you to the finance department. In the mean time, the dealership blocks your car from moving with other cars. From there, they either tell you that they need the car back, or that they need more money down or a higher monthly payment.

See, no extra key necessary!
 

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I have never heard of a dealer keeping a key for possible 'repo' reasons. You should get all copies alloted to the car. Congrats on the new 2011!
 

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My 2011 came with 2 Smart Key Fobs but no valet key. I guess those only come on the GLS which doesn't have push button start. :puzzled:

My 2008 Sonata came with 3 keys (2 normal and 1 valet) to which I am now remembering I still have possession of the valet key which I forgot about and never turned in when I traded my '08. I guess I now have a souvenir from my old car. :D
 

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QUOTE (jbishop.rwc @ Oct 9 2010, 10:08 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=362343
Usually when I buy a new car I get two sets of "keys". But this time I got only 1 fob. I know sometimes the dealer holds one back for a while in case they need to reposess the car. Also, is there a way to buy a new fob and how much are they?

Thanks in advance.

First time Hyundai buyer also. I got my Sonata limited few days ago and it came with two smart key. Before I drove off the lot, the salesman told me DO NOT lose those keys because it's expensive to replace. The smart remote cost ~$250 and the key itself cost another 150$ or so you are looking at close to $500 to replace them.
 

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I've been told to replace the key is $350. Atleast we don't own honda's, those keys cost even more and they have been out for almost 8 years.

Ayces is correct. Dealers barely do their own financing now therefore there is no need to hold onto a key. The finance company has the title which means they would send a tow truck to come and get the car and it goes back to the bank, not the dealership.
 
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