Stranded because of a dodgy key battery? This story includes an embarrassed gent, a £40 Taxi, a flat key battery and a secret Ford emergency key.
Lincolnshire is a BIG county.
Taxis are expensive, simply because Lincolnshire is a big place.
Our customer was embarrassed, because he didn’t know, what he should have been told. If you have this type of key, and don’t know about your secret Ford emergency key, this is for you.
He was really pleased with his new Ford Cmax, recently bought the car from a local dealership. So, he was a bit surprised when he got back to the car and on pressing the key button nothing happened.
When the buttons were pressed, the mirrors should have unfolded and the lights flash, but nothing.
So, there he was, stuck in the middle of Woodhall Spa, 15 miles from home. Eventually he got a taxi back home get for the spare fob key.
At this point, his Ford emergency key would have saved him.
But he didn’t know…
Embarrasment, Frustration, and the Secret Ford Emergency Key
Three hours in a taxi and £40 later, (after a frantic search of the house) he returned to the car with the spare key. Nothing. Not a flash, not a sound, the car sat silent. The only sound was the Taxi driving away!
Feeling things were conspiring against him, he finally called his local garage who in turn called us. Fortunately, we were close by so dropped in to see what was happening.
By the time we arrived he was exhausted, frustrated, confused and about to be embarrassed. It all involves his Ford emergency key.
Why was he embarrassed?
For a start, the car had been telling him for a while ‘Key battery low’.
He didn’t know how to change the key battery. Worse still, he’d never tried the spare key to see if it worked the car, the one he went home to collect. It didn’t even have a battery inside it, so it didn’t work. But it gets worse.
I asked him if he’d tried the key in the door lock…. nothing.
A blank expression, what Ford emergency key?
At this point I popped the blade out of the key and unlocked the car.
‘How did you do that?’
‘Unbelievable, I was never told about that!’
We can believe that. It’s a small detail that’s normally missed when handing over a £10,000 car to a customer.
Ford Emergency key gets us in the car!
So now we were in the car.
After showing him the emergency start procedure … (more astounded looks) for when the key battery runs out, and replacing his key batteries, he was on his way. Our charge? Considering the day this gent had been through, it was on the house.
Do you know how to unlock your car with the Ford emergency key? Or even the emergency start procedure?
Or are you missing your emergency key blade? If so, here’s how to find an Auto Locksmith to replace them.
Most people don’t do this, but we recommend you get them replaced, before you need it. It’s easier and cheaper to do it when the car is mobile, instead of when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere like this gent.
We hope this has helped