- Jul 1, 2021
- Reaction score
- SE MI
- Mach-E Premium 4X, Fusion Energi (for sale), F-150
This is the problem, each dealer is different. My dealer was great. I dealt directly with the GM via his cell phone. I requested a 2nd key, they tried some cheap aftermarket thing that was not programmable and then the guy just ordered me one from Ford.
Franchise laws prevent them form doing this. Some states actually prohibit selling cars online.I really wish Ford and all dealers would just move to the Telsa model and use existing infrastructure as service centers. I'm a capitalist, just not a creepy one like some of these car dealers.
Tesla has been able to get PaaK working reliably for a wide range of phones.The next generation of PaaK will use UWB, which should be much more reliable than Bluetooth LE. Bluetooth just wasn't designed for this application.
just to be fair here, you can lose a keyfob and be screwed, completely at that point for driving (although the door keypad means you could still unlock and lock the car, access the hatch, etc.).The phone can have no battery and you are screwed!
Someone can steal your phone, you are screwed!
Keys work for long periods of time, reliably, I like the keyfobs. It works it will always work.
You realize that fobs fail too, right??I would disagree in part.
The tech guys (and I am one of those) will always find a workaround for everything.
The key is "simplicity". Have it, and then you may have something else.
However, when you are relying on codes/phones/software etc. You are creating vulnerabilities and points of failure.
As I said, give me the keys.