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HenryB
01-26-2008, 09:23 PM
They say my key is chipped so it's $120 for a second key.:confused: Are they kidding. This is why they are in financial trouble. Enraging their customers. After switching from ford to Toyota/Isuzu I'm trying to switch back to American. My Tacoma's and Isuzu's $3 a key. So far 25k miles leaky rear seal 9-11 mpg and a $120 key. Maybe I should have bought a Tundra.

cat2
01-26-2008, 09:27 PM
wow that sucks:cry: what year is the truck?

HenryB
01-26-2008, 09:51 PM
2005. I honestly want to believe the big three are as good as Japanese vehicles. Common sense just tells me they are not.

hosejockey2002
01-26-2008, 11:24 PM
Any chipped key is going to cost $$$, especially if you only have one. Did you lose the other one? My non-chipped Chevy key only cost about $3, so it's not about American/Foreign.

D & J Lawn Care
01-26-2008, 11:29 PM
yeah my 04 f150 has a chip key but my 05 f250 doesn't but I'm glad $3 a key I like

SimonCX
01-26-2008, 11:37 PM
If it's a chipped key it's going to cost you $$$ if it's a ford or toyota.

LindblomRJ
01-27-2008, 12:07 AM
Chipped keys have been a fact of life for about 12 years now. Manufacturer is a moot point. BTW I think GM was the first that I can remember that had the security chip in it. From a domestic manufacturer.

kps2389
01-27-2008, 05:21 PM
You think thats expensive a friend of mine spent $450 to replace a key for a Lexus. Its a Ripoff.

Toy2
01-27-2008, 07:05 PM
Toy all the way....my 96 has 80k miles.....4x4, SR5....paid 24k for it in 1996.....its worth $8400...KBB.....tires, batteries.......gas...oil...that's it....Tundra's on the list when this one gives out?????

grassmanak
01-27-2008, 07:35 PM
you'll love this, my wife had a chystler 300 with a chipped key and we lost it, it was like 300 dollars to replace it, they had to program it, find codes blah blah blah. I went and got 2 dollar copy at lowes and it works the same, no problems. WTH, ofcourse we never did anythign about it, but should have, biggest scam ever if you ask me

wayside
01-27-2008, 11:02 PM
it's called harder to steal your truck .... thats why your key is chipped ......

mowing grass 1111
01-28-2008, 12:55 AM
Toy all the way....my 96 has 80k miles.....4x4, SR5....paid 24k for it in 1996.....its worth $8400...KBB.....tires, batteries.......gas...oil...that's it....Tundra's on the list when this one gives out?????

i have wanting a toyota for a while now ... just cant find a decent price on one everybody thinks their 200,000 mile toyota is worth $10-12k .. i can buy a full size truck under 100,000 miles for that price.. ... maybe i am looking in the wrong places:confused:

Scag48
01-28-2008, 02:00 AM
Chipped keys are a joke and a waste of time. Thieves don't use keys to steal your car/truck and having a chipped key doesn't stop them, I honestly don't know why manufacturers bother with that garbage. If they'd offer decent alarm systems with starter kill and all the goodies from the factory they wouldn't need to bother with the rest of that crap. My '94 F150 has a Viper alarm installed that costs about $450 installed and offers better theft protection than any stock alarm on a brand new truck. Truck cannot be started without disarming the alarm, there is a relay that will not allow the fuel pump and starter to crank over. Of course a thief could get around that if they had enough time, but they would probably go on to an easier target.

As far as chipped keys go, I had a '98 Audi A4 that didn't require a chipped key. The keys had to be cut at the dealership but they were only $15. Opened the doors and would start the car.

TXNSLighting
01-28-2008, 09:33 AM
everyone has chipped keys not just ford. and yes theyre all outrageous. but o well. nothin you can do about it.