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- Programming spare keys
- Ford and Lincoln vehicles are produced with a Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) that includes an ignition key equipped with a computer chip programmed for your specific vehicle. Because of this, only a key that has been specifically programmed to your vehicle will start it. If your keys are lost or stolen and an extra key is not available, you may have to have your vehicle towed to a Ford or Lincoln dealership.
10 model years and newer:
Vehicles key codes for the past ten model years may be obtained from your dealership to allow the dealership to cut a new key without having a current key available to copy. For security reasons, this information can only be provided to you in person by visiting the dealership. Once at the dealership, you will be required to produce two pieces of information:
- Personal Identification such as a valid Driver's License or a state-issued picture I.D.
- Vehicle documentation with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and the name of the person seeking the key codes. Examples could include: a current Vehicle Registration, current Certificate of Automobile Insurance, Vehicle Title, or Bill of Sale.
Vehicles older than 10 model years:PROGRAMMING SPARE KEYS
Key codes for vehicles older than 10 model years are not available. If your local dealership is unable to duplicate your key, they may be able to recommend a reputable locksmith in your area to perform this service
Spare SecuriLock keys can be purchased from your dealership and programmed to your vehicle (up to a total of eight keys). Your dealership can program your new SecuriLock key(s) to your vehicle or you can do it yourself by using the procedures outlined in your Owner's Manual.
To program a new SecuriLock key yourself, you will need two previously programmed SecuriLock keys (keys that already start your vehicle's engine). If two previously programmed SecuriLock keys are not available (one or both of your original keys were lost or stolen), you must take your vehicle to your dealership to have the spare SecuriLock key(s) programmed.
For more information on the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) and the Securilock system, please refer to your Owner's Manual, which is also available online at owner.ford.com > Owner's Manual & Videos or www.motorcraftservice.com > Owner Guides.
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