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Ford Transit Custom Key Replacement in Hertfordshire & Essex
The Ford Transit custom key replacement service covers Hertfordshire, Essex and surrounding areas. We're here to help you with common Transit custom key issues.
Ford Transit vans which operate with the Flip Style 3 Button remote keys are a nightmare.
Here at Access Denied Locksmiths, we constantly hear people having issues such as:
- My Ford Transit key is not working
- Nothing happens when I press any of the buttons on my Ford Transit Custom key fob
- I can’t unlock my Ford Transit Custom with my key
My Key won't Unlock My Transit Custom, Does it need reprogramming?
As you know, most key fobs have a small round battery inside which will eventually need replacing when the battery loses all of its power. Ford, however, decided they could fix this by creating a “self-charging” battery which – in theory – would never need to be replaced.
However, things haven’t worked out quite as Ford planned, because now, when the battery does die, you have to get a replacement Ford Transit Custom key, instead of just replacing the battery.
This problem was particularly common with 56 plate Ford Transits, the problem was so common that Ford offered a free replacement for faulty Custom & MK8 Transit keys, but the recall period has now ended and Ford now charges up to £250 for a replacement Ford Transit key!
Ignition problems? Read more about our Ford Transit Custom ignition switch replacement service here.
How Access Denied Locksmiths can help with the Ford Transit Custom Key Replacement Hertfordshire service
If your transit key is not remotely unlocking or locking your van then the key may be damaged or the battery inside is no longer holding a charge. We can help by supplying a brand new OEM Key and programming to your Transit van on the roadside at your location. Call us on 07534 277 020 and we'll come to you.
5 Problems with Ford Transit Custom Keys that we can help you fix:
Unfortunately, the Ford Transit Custom keys are terrible, and they are filled with problems that can leave drivers stranded, unable to access their vehicle, simply because the key has stopped working.
If this happens to you, then give Access Denied Locksmiths a call on 07534 277 020 and we will come to you and program you a replacement key for Transit Custom.
Here are the top 5 problems we are seeing with Ford Transit Custom Keys:
#1 Faulty Keys
Not only do Ford Transit keys have an awful design, are poorly manufactured, and have a short life span, they also include a whole host of faults that are far too common for a reputable motor company like Ford. These faults include:
- Rechargeable battery not working
- Buttons on the key fob not working
- Broken flip mechanisms
- and faulty chip signals
These faults are so common, that you can almost guarantee that you’ll need a replacement key for your Transit during its lifetime.
#2 Ignition Failure
It’s normal for car parts to suffer from wear and tear over the years, but having to completely replace an ignition on a van as new as 2016 is unacceptable. But, that’s a problem we’re seeing more and more of with the Ford Transit vans.
The internal components of the Ford Transit Custom ignition are terrible, and they suffer from wear and tear at an extremely fast rate. Within a few years, the ignition can become so worn down that your key will no longer turn inside it. Leaving you with a van you can’t use until you have the ignition replaced.
#3 Door Lock Problems
Considering this vehicle is mostly used by tradesmen, tradesmen who carry and store expensive equipment in their van, you would have thought that Ford would provide a sturdy, secure lock. They did not. They only made one door lock on the van, and it’s terrible. This lock is the reason that thousands of vans have been broken into around the UK, and hundreds of thousands of tools have been stolen.
To top off the fact that your tools have been stolen, the cost of replacing a lock could be a lot higher than normal, due to the design of the door lock. One piece of the lock breaks apart from the other when it has been attacked. This makes it extremely difficult to remove the lock in order to replace it, adding on extra costs.
#4 Security Locks
If you don’t have the Ford security update or an alternative security lock on your van, then you may as well leave your van unlocked at night. A security lock is essential on Ford Transit vans. You can add security deadlocks on both load areas of your Ford Transit Custom to deter thieves and add extra security and protection for your van.
Even if you don’t store equipment in your van overnight, you could be looking at over £500 for replacement door locks and added deadlocks if your van does get broken into. Speak with an automotive locksmith today.
#5 Key Ignition Ring
This is a fairly new problem, but another problem none-the-less. If your Ford Transit Custom is not starting when you turn the key, and you see an error on your screen saying “Immobiliser active”, then you could have a faulty key ignition ring.
The key ignition ring is a small wring which wraps around the ignition block, the job of this ring is to detect the signal from the key in order to let the van start. The cases we have worked on so far have all been the same, people notice the vehicle starting intermittently at first, and then eventually stops starting at all. If you notice your van failing to start and giving you an immobiliser error, then this is likely due to the ignition ring being faulty and needing to be replaced.
If you are having any of these problems with your Ford Transit Custom, then give Access Denied Locksmiths a call on 07534 277 020 and we will set things right for you and get you and your van on your way in a speedy manner!