MyKey. This innovation of Ford launched in 2009, has been made standard for nearly all-new Ford & Lincoln models. Researchers have found that 58% of teen accidents were from distracted teenagers. MyKey is a technology protecting new drivers, and parents should have one. “With the introduction of MyKey, Ford has taken aim at reducing that number.”
In the 2008-2009 year model cars, they had released a MyKey system to help new drivers be safe.
MyKey has four main features which include: Belt Minder (zones out audio) top speed (limit car’s speed), volume limits (limit speaker system), and early low fuel warning alert.
Sounds good, so what is the problem?
If you have only one key, that’s not enough. You’ll have to have at least two working keys for an all-keys-lost procedure at Ford. We can add a new key for you!
When you buy a Ford and you are not fully aware of MyKey technology, you might push the MyKey button on the steering wheel, and since then your car will act weird. It will lock down maximum speed, and limit your stereo volume among other weird things. Ford dealerships are aware of the problem but refuse to fix it since they are required not to disclose this information. The only solution is to replace it with a new one!
This repair takes about 10 minutes if the locksmith has the tools to program your MyKey system. But if you have to replace the entire system, it will take 20 minutes minimum and several hours on top of that for installation.
If you are unlucky and the Ford dealership refuses to fix it, then there is only one solution- Come to Elegant Lock and Key offers automotive locksmith services, and we can fix it for you.
Fixing Ford MyKey problem – Rachel W. – Scranton, PA
I bought a used Ford Fusion, and with it came the MyKey system. Initially, I thought this was very cool because I have two teenagers that drive my car at times. It took me a little while to figure out how to turn off or remove the MyKey feature from my vehicle though. The dealership wouldn’t tell me how to do this and it wasn’t in the owner’s manual. I didn’t want to keep it so I called Shawn from Elegant Lock & Key for help. He knew exactly what I needed to do and it took him less than a minute to accomplish this for me. Thanks!
Fixing MyKey problem – Robert B., Kingston, PA
I recently bought a used 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 with the premium package. It is an awesome truck except that the MyKey system is locking out my home radio stations. I had no idea that was even possible! Shawn from Elegant Lock & Key stopped by my place, programmed the car computer and it only took him about 5 minutes. He had to use his special tools and made sure that no damage was done. I’m very satisfied and will definitely call him again if any of my other cars ever get MyKey too!
Fixing MyKey lock – Samantha S., Carbondale, PA
This is a great idea, but it was causing me problems. The feature on the steering wheel that says MyKey actually locked me out of my car radio, limiting my speed. I wanted to get it fixed, and called Shawn from Elegant Lock & Key. He was able to unlock the system very quickly. Highly recommended!
Fixing MyKey lock – Pauline N., Dunmore, PA
My daughter has a Black 2011 Ford Escape and she loves it… except for the MyKey feature. The radio is locked down to AM only no matter what I do! I called Shawn from Elegant Lock & Key right away and he was able to come by my house within 30 minutes. He knew exactly what to do and my daughter has all the radio stations back now! Thank you Shawn!
Fixing MyKey lock – Kathy B., Clarks Summit, PA
My 2013 Ford Taurus came with the MyKey system installed but I had no idea how to turn it off in order to get access to all the features from the steering wheel. I called Elegant Lock & Key and they sent out a tech to my house that same day! He was very nice, knew what he was doing, and had this problem fixed in about 15 minutes.