Ford Key And Key Fob Buyer's Guide

Are you looking for a guide on maintaining and replacing your Ford key fob? If so, you came to the right place. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll discuss the most common topics about maintaining and replacing your Ford key fob.

What Type Of Keys Does Ford Offer?

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Ford offers several different types of keys. In the old days, Ford's only came with a physical key. They eventually started transitioning to key fobs. During the transition, it started offering physical key/key fob duos. Finally, Ford started offering keyless entry and push-to-start key fobs.

If you want to read more about each type of key, head over to this blog post.

What To Do When Your Keyless Entry Is Not Working

If your Ford’s keyless entry fob isn’t working, there are a couple of ways to enter your vehicle:

  • Get the physical key out of the key fob. All keyless fobs come with an emergency physical key.
  • Use the keypad on your car if there’s one, as discussed in this blog post.

How To Program Your Ford Key Fob

Do you have a new key fob? You need to program it to your vehicle first before you can start using it. The good news is you can program it at home. The process varies between Ford models, so it’s a good idea to find a model-specific tutorial.

We put together a tutorial for programing a PATS key, which you can find here.

What To Do When Your Ford Key Doesn’t Work

Has your Ford key stopped working? There are several things you can try to troubleshoot and fix the issue. This blog post has troubleshooting tips for both physical keys and push button start key fobs.

Are OEM Ford Keys And Key Fobs Better Than Aftermarket?

When it’s time to replace your key fob, you may want to know which type of fob offers more value for your money. According to this blog post, an OEM key fob is a much better investment for these reasons:

  • OEM key fobs are built with quality materials
  • It’s easier to program an OEM key fob
  • OEM key fobs have better features
  • OEM key fobs come with a manufacturer’s warranty