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- car locksmith Have you broken or lost the keys to your Ford? Do you want to copy key fob, smart key or transponder key? Googling for a modest price and convenience replacement keys service?


Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Ford keys replacement. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to duplicate or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Ford locks, ignition and key concerns.

Does Ford use transponder keys?

PATS 1 transponder keys

PATS key The use of Securilock electric keys initiated in 1996 for the Mustang and Taurus. The first three years the PATS was an optional article on few models.

Ford models using PATS 1

  • 1996-1997 Ford Mustang
  • 1996-1997 Taurus LX and SHO
  • 1997-1998 Expedition
  • 1998 Contour V6 Duratec

PATS 1 transponder keys

From year 2000 Ford use the electrical PAT with an encrypted transponder chips.

Ford models using PATS 2

  • 2000-2007 Focus
  • 1999-2000 Contour V6
  • 2005-2006 GT
  • 1999-2006 Expedition
  • 1999-2004 Ranger V6
  • 2004-present Ford F350
  • 1998-2006 Crown Victoria
  • 1999-2014 F250 LD
  • 2005–present Freestyle
  • 2007-2015 Ford Edge
  • 2001-2006 & 2013 Escape
  • 2011-2012 Ford Fiesta
  • 1999-2004 Windstar
  • 1998-2002 Continental
  • 1998-2007 Ford Mustang
  • 1999-2014 F150
  • 1998-2007 Explorer
  • 2005-2007 Five-Hundred
  • 2009-2018 Ford Flex
  • 1998-2006 Taurus LX SE and SHO
  • 2006–present Fusion
  • 2008-present Ford E Series
  • 2002-2005 Thunderbird
  • 2000-2005 Excursion

E-PATS transponder keys

From year 2000 Ford use the electric passive anti theft with an encrypted transponder chips.

Ford models using E-PATS

  • 2013-present Ford Escape
  • 2011-present Ford Fiesta
  • 2013-2019 Ford CMAX
  • 2012-present Ford Focus

E-PATS transponder keys

From year 2007 Ford use the Passive Entry Passive Start keyless entry with a push to start ignition. This system is optional on few models.

Why does Ford use transponder keys?

PATS key The PATS (passive anti-theft system) key uses radio frequency technology to identify and deter a car theft. The "passive" in the name means that the system requires no activity from the driver.

How does Ford transponder and immobilizer work?

Ford PATS system uses a chip in the head of the key and an immobiliser inside the vehicle. The key programmed with a unique identifying code from a possible 18 billion combinations. When the key turned in the ignition, the ECU sends out a RF signal to the transponder in the key. The key chip then returns a unique RF signal to the ECU. If the immobiliser recognize the code, the vehicle will start.

Can I program a duplicate Ford key by yourself?

Duplicate PATS 1 keys may be done using a simple on-board procedure, as long as you have one functional key. For the PATS 2 and E-PATS key you must have two existing keys to make an additional key onboard. If you don't have at least 2 keys, the new keys must be programmed using dedicated diagnostic equipment.

How to duplicate Ford keys and remotes?

emergency mobile locksmith Every new Ford vehicle armed with two cut and program keys. If owner have both keys (one key with PATS 1), up to 8 surplus keys made by a smooth control board course. This method ensure that only the real owner with both original keys can make an extra key.

If you are missing one PAT key, to duplicate a key the ECU requires reprogramming. You have to go to a locksmith or to the dealership to copy another key. Basically you better always keep 3 PATS 2 keys around or at least 2 PATS 1 keys.

Ford key duplication onboard

If you have working keys, to produce an extra key use the steps below:

  1. Online key cutting - Buy a cut key on-line.
  2. Go on Google Map and type 'locksmith store' in the search box to find a local locksmith who can cut and program your key
  3. Follow the steps below to program the key yourself
  4. Insert the 1st working key into the ignition key-hole and turn it to the ON state (Don’t start the engine).
  5. Watch the immobilizer turn on (red light) and goes off, turn the key back OFF and pull it out.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the 2nd working key.
  7. Insert the new properly cut PAT key into the ignition and turn it to the ON state and wait for the red immobilizer light to turn off which means that the new key is program.
  8. Repeat steps 3 - 7 for each extra key

How to duplicate Ford key by VIN?

Using the VIN, the dealer or a locksmith can access the key-code on file. With the key-code they can cut and program a duplicate key. This process is fast and easy and usually used when a current key is worn-out or dent. Generating keys by VIN requires specific programmers and tools as well as a license.

How to clone Ford key?

Cloning is using cutters and programmers to copy the chip and cuts of a transponder key to a new blank. The advantage over on-board is that you do not need access to the vehicle, and only needs one operating key.

How to program Ford remotes

If you have power windows and at least one functional key, you can program a remote yourself. Buy your remote online and use the following instruction to program it.

Lost Ford keys

Lost metal key blade

emergency mobile locksmith If you lost all your keys to a Ford that made before 1995, your key has no chip. All you need to do is to go to the dealer or to a locksmith store with the VIN and create a new key. This process is quite simple and should cost less than a 100$ in most cases.

One exception to the above is if the ignition changed and is not in sync with the VIN. In the second case a locksmith need to replace the ignition again or to make a new key. This key done by reading the key grooves inside the ignition cylinder. This process is more complex and requires a locksmith with the right machine and experience.

Lost Ford PATS key

If you Ford made in 1996 and above, your key might contain a chip (check the table above).

When losing all the keys to an immobilized Ford, the ECU reprogrammed to accept a new key. This means that the car towed to the dealership or to use the service of a mobile locksmith who will come out to you.

* Note - In a few old models losing all the keys also means that the ECU reflashed and programmed with a set of 2 new keys. This make the recovery from a lost key almost double in price.

How to replace your Ford keys?
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My Ford ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much a replacement Ford key cost?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Key FOB $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

Okey DoKey mobile Dodge locksmith 24/7

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile vehicle locksmith are standing by all year round. Ready to handle all your Ford keys and locks burdens. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our truck is absolutely equipped to the brim with recent diagnostic, cutting and programming appliances able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We take great pride in accommodating an inexpensive price and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Ford expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


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