"Sleeping" keyless entry fobs

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    I don't expect Ford to replace earlier keyless, err, keys.

    It's a next generation of the tech, thing.

    I now anticipate conflicting reports about whether the new keys are compatible with earlier gen cars.

    However, if movement is the trigger for sleep & awake modes, I'm not sure how useful that would be for me.

    When I leave my car, I place the key in an RF blocking pouch from Ford.
    It's a faff, but then any security proceedure can seem like a faff, in general.
     
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    I've just started to train myself to use an RF bag, but I'm lazy. The irony of needing to use something that makes life more difficult which was supposed to make it easier isn't lost on me. What was wrong with a normal old-fashioned key...
     
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    It’s not a free replacement, the keys just have that feature now on new Focus and Fiestas from a certain build date.

    So don’t try popping in the dealer and asking for a free replacement key if that’s what you meant?
     
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    The keys don't work either, not even worth the money swapping them, Stick your keys in a metal tin by the door.
     
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    Exactly. It's gimmicks to help the marketing team.
     
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    I only relax when both keys are in my pouch and I try opening the door handle with the pouch in my other hand.
     
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    As Christian said a "convenience" feature is not convenient if it makes your car easier to steal & you have to faff with signal blocking pouches. I always keep my car keys in a lidded tin at home & have had the keyless entry feature on my 2016 car disabled by the dealer.
     
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    And anyone with 2018 on, the keyless entry can be disabled with dash settings
     
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