Vehicle: 2011 Ford Fusion,
AWD, V6-3.0L, Flex Fuel, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The vehicle came in to the shop
for a new key to be programmed. The vehicle owner had the
original spare key and a new key from the dealer.
Details: The technician attempted to program the
keys. The spare key would take the programming, but the new key
would not, so the programming process would not run to
A Tech-Assist consultant suggested connecting a scan tool to see
how many keys were recognized. NOTE: If a new
key is not recognized, it may be defective, it could be the wrong
key for this vehicle, or too many keys have already been
programmed (limit is 8).
After connecting the scan tool, the technician discovered that
the new key could not be recognized. It appeared the new key was
Confirmed Repair: He replaced the defective
key with another new key from the dealer and was able to program
both keys successfully.