So, you have your key, but your car says "Key Not Detected". Now what?
The Dead Key FOB App is Back-up Plan, an instruction utility, to get you into your push-button start vehicle and get you underway when the battery in your key fob -- your car's remote control -- goes flat.
And that battery will go flat. Sooner than you will be ready for. Why? Because the very nature of a keyless start system requires that the key fob attempt to be in constant radio contact with your vehicle. The end result the battery in your keyless start system’s key fob will be depleted in no time. At the worst time!
– Yes, your dealer can help – if they are open and you get the right person.
– And, yes, the instructions are in your owners manual – if you can find them. Give it a try! We'll still be here after you've searched through 400 or 500 pages.
– Roadside assistance? About all they can offer is a tow truck...
– Did you borrow or rent the car??? Be prepared!
Is there a standard ‘hard’ key? Yes (unless you drive a Tesla), and we’ll show you how to retrieve it. And special attention to Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo owners: the keyhole may be hidden! Just to make the car look better! And the instructions to find are now locked in your car in your owner’s manual!
And worse, there is no standard way to start your car. This app will show you: over 40 distinct starting variations (Hyundai and Kia use six different ways each and General Motors and Ford another twelve!); over a dozen variations on retrieving the mechanical key, and another dozen variations for getting into your vehicle. They are shown by vehicle manufacturer.
– Don’t get caught in a dark parking lot without this app!
– Don’t borrow or rent a car without this app!
– Don’t give your kids the car to drive without this app!
The battery in your key fob WILL go dead, but there IS a back-up plan! This App can help.
The Dead Key FOB App includes text instructions and illustrations for keyless entry and start systems for model years through 2016 from 31 major manufacturers including: BMW (and Mini), Fiat Chrysler (with Dodge and Jeep), Ford (and Lincoln), General Motors (Chevrolet / Cadillac / Buick / GMC), Honda (and Acura), Hyundai (and Kia), Jaguar (and Land Rover), Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan (and Infiniti), Porsche (open only), Subaru, Tesla (Models S and X), Toyota (with Lexus and Scion), Volkswagen (and Audi) and Volvo. Check our website for updates...
The App is a good-faith effort to find every possible option for getting in and starting a push-button start car with a Dead Key FOB. You've downloaded lots of fun Apps – for your peace of mind, download something you can use. Today!
This update adds Tesla (Models S and X), Fiat and GMC. It also fleshes out the Porsche Open and Start System and adds changes to Ford, Lincoln, Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Genesis, Land Rover, Infiniti, Volkswagen and Audi models. Now 34 major manufacturers are represented.
Ratings and Reviews
As much I love keyless cars, sometimes they are frustrating when the key's battery dies, especially if it is rental! This neat little app is great for people like me who rent a lot of cars and are not all that interested in fumbling through the glove box for the manual when the key does not work. Well worth the 99 cents.
I have 2 cars, and your info is wrong for both of them. You really need to do more research.
This app is junk. Nice trick... It doesn't tell u until u buy it that it DOES NOT work as a key fob for your vehicle.!!! $.99 wasted!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.