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#141 OFFLINE   rmc523

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

as does my 2015.

Focus didn't get the fancy B-pillar one until 2015 and even then only on the TI and ST models.

 

Really?  I didn't realize that.

 

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The trucks retained the push button version.....but that makes more sense with the buyer (worker gloves, etc).


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#142 OFFLINE   sullynd

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

Doesn't keyless access (keep the fob in your pocket and touch a door handle to open a door) make this obsolete? 


No.

Both my Edge and Flex have the modern (somewhat concealed) keypad. I use them a lot. For example if I'm taking the Flex (primarily driven by wife) and want to get my sunglasses from the Edge.

#143 ONLINE   fuzzymoomoo

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

 
Really?  I didn't realize that.
 
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The trucks retained the push button version.....but that makes more sense with the buyer (worker gloves, etc).

Also, I think that 80s version might be a dealer installed item.

What? What happened?


#144 OFFLINE   fordmantpw

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:31 PM

 

Really?  I didn't realize that.

 

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The trucks retained the push button version.....but that makes more sense with the buyer (worker gloves, etc).

 

Yes, and I'm glad they did! I like the button version much better functionally, though the looks of the sleek version are better.  The trucks look better now that they are more integrated and not just tacked on.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:51 PM

Nissan Maxima did it a long time a go. So did the quest/villager.

Look at the original keypad. I thought that was so cool on the 80s Town car.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

What if you like to lock the keys in the car so you don't have to carry them around at all?

 

You can lock the fob in the vehicle with the keypad and it disables the fob until you unlock the vehicle with the keypad or another fob.   That way even if a thief breaks the window to get in they can't use it to start the vehicle.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

So did the quest/villager.

 

Technically a Ford product ;)


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:34 PM

Dang!   That is the best they can do after seeing Ford do it right for 40 years?   That system is cumbersome - understatement! 
 
What drives me nuts is the Subaru loyalists will somehow rationalize this as the greatest thing ever!  I just don't get that love affair.


It could do with a patent that Ford has for the keypad system. Nissan did have it back on the maxima in the 90's but it disappeared.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:33 PM

 

This system?

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Doesn't keyless access (keep the fob in your pocket and touch a door handle to open a door) make this obsolete? 

 

It's all about not having to carry anything where it can be lost, damaged, or rattling around in your pocket.  For example, when you go; biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, or out in a finely tailored suit for that matter - anywhere you don't want to carry your keys.  When I meet my buddies at the trail head for a mountain bike ride, they are all clamoring to leave their keys/fobs in my Explorer. 

 

Like I said, it is one of those things that you don't think you need, until you use it - then you wonder how you could ever live without it!


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#150 OFFLINE   Kev-Mo

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:37 PM

 

 

I'll never buy another brand for the keypad alone!  Glad they didn't dis-continue it when they went to fobs - I like the idea of locking with the pad to dis-able to fob.  Ford made a great thing even better.


Edited by Kev-Mo, 23 May 2017 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:52 PM

I had a BMW rental this weekend (4 Series Convertible - put over 2,000 miles on it). I forgot how much I hate pumping gas without the capless filler. The capless filler and keypad are not enough to keep me in a Ford, but lack of them is a knock on any other vehicle I would consider.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

Correct.   I have a similar unit on my 2000 Mustang.  Love being able to go to the beach and through my wallet and keys in the car and not have to worry about them. First factory unit was on my 87 Turbo Coupe.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:09 PM

 
You can lock the fob in the vehicle with the keypad and it disables the fob until you unlock the vehicle with the keypad or another fob.   That way even if a thief breaks the window to get in they can't use it to start the vehicle.


It was a rhetorical question directed at the comment about the keypad being obsolete.

I have always locked my fobs in our vehicles so I don't have to carry them around. I love this feature.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:13 PM

I had a BMW rental this weekend (4 Series Convertible - put over 2,000 miles on it). I forgot how much I hate pumping gas without the capless filler. The capless filler and keypad are not enough to keep me in a Ford, but lack of them is a knock on any other vehicle I would consider.


Yes, for sure. You don't realize how nice those features are until you don't have them anymore. We learned that with our new Infiniti.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:36 AM

 

This system?

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Doesn't keyless access (keep the fob in your pocket and touch a door handle to open a door) make this obsolete? 

 

Not always. I am a runner and running shorts and shirts don't have pockets that can carry a car key. You can get an I.D. in the pocket at best. I lock the key in the car and use the keypad to get back in, when I go to a race or to a park to run. I always call that keypad a runner's keypad.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:44 PM

 

This system?

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Doesn't keyless access (keep the fob in your pocket and touch a door handle to open a door) make this obsolete? 

 

I use the keypad when i go to the gym. Lock my keys and wallet in the center console. Safer there than in the gym lockers... 


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:35 AM

Thank you everyone for your explanations regarding the keypad. Also I didn't know that locking keyless access fobs inside the car using the keypad disables the fobs. Now I understand its value.

 

The used '84 Lincoln Continental turbodiesel I owned many years ago had a keypad, but the keypad didn't work. 


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:37 AM

Yes, for sure. You don't realize how nice those features are until you don't have them anymore. We learned that with our new Infiniti.

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Yup. I have as my daily driver a 2011 Lincoln MKX Elite package and when I take the 1983 Mustang GLX convertible out for a spin and have to reach over to the console to turn up the radio or worse yet, have to manually crank down the windows makes me appreciate my Lincoln all the more...lol


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:38 PM

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Yup. I have as my daily driver a 2011 Lincoln MKX Elite package and when I take the 1983 Mustang GLX convertible out for a spin and have to reach over to the console to turn up the radio or worse yet, have to manually crank down the windows makes me appreciate my Lincoln all the more...lol

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:51 AM

With Firestone's history, it would be a mistake to shoe any Ford with a Firestone product IMHO.  Consumers have a long memory when it comes to perceived life endangerment, regardless of how a company has addressed the issues causing said endangerment.  The "Ford and Firestone" combination left a lingering bitter taste in the public's mouth, and not one that either company would like to revisit methinks. 


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