2020 CFTP Red! 2011 Kona Blue
Don't the cars shut down once they're out of range of the key fob?purchase a faraday pouch for your key fobs. That will prevent thiefs from stealing the key fob signal. Make sure you test them, just sit in the car with the key fob in the pouch and see if the car starts.
Interesting, I didn't know that. I guess it would be dangerous if the car shut down while driving it.I don’t know of any car that does that, besides if they can spoof the ID code from the fob I’m betting it won’t matter.
I totally agree. Digital everything may seem to be a great idea, but it isn't always. Good old mechanical confuses would-be thieves. That is why a manual transmission acts as an anti-theft measure in and of itself (for the most part).Interesting, I didn't know that. I guess it would be dangerous if the car shut down while driving it.
I prefer the old fashion key start to a push button anyway. When it comes to cars, I'm really not liking the digitization of everything.
ThisI totally agree. Digital everything may seem to be a great idea, but it isn't always. Good old mechanical confuses would-be thieves. That is why a manual transmission acts as an anti-theft measure in and of itself (for the most part).
I’m not up to speed on current tech but IIRC most systems don’t ping the remote until you create an action requiring it. Touch the door or trunk release and it pings the remote for the right code. The range for this is quite short and can be tested easily buy putting your remote a few feet away from the car, it won’t respond. The RFID portion is separate from the active lock/unlock/start buttons which require a physical input on your part. A thief could easily mount a rfid code capture device under your driver’s side door and wait for you to make a trip. They then come back for it, ping the code they capture and off they go with your car.So the key fob is continuously transmitting a signal then? How are the batteries not constantly running out? I believe you have to press a button for it to transmit.
Then I just remembered my mom's Lincoln MkC will unlock if you just walk up to it holding the key fob, not pressing it. I don't get how these things work.
I bought some off ebay. I kept my spare in the center console of my previous F250 incase i lost my keys while hunting in a bag. The keypad on the foor makes it easy to get in without a key in a emergencywheres a good place to buy these that actually work?
Not on the 2020 (and I'm assuming it's 2020+)is it an option to have a standard key from ford vs a fob keyless? something to consider