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2015 Ford F-150: Poor Key Fob Design

by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on January 7, 2016

2015 Ford F-150

This is simple. The key fob in our 2015 Ford F-150 isn't designed very well.

On a daily basis, when the fob is in my pocket, I accidentally activate the truck's panic alarm. Lean again something? It activates the alarm. Pick up a kid? There goes the alarm. Bend over? Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep.

You get the idea.

Had this only happened to me, I might have avoided this post, but I'm not alone. I've watched it happen to others. Well, OK, one other. Dan Edmunds has had this happen as well. The problem is the prominence of the panic button on the fob. It's large, it's at the bottom, and it's not at all recessed.

Big deal? Not usually. Unless it happens at 6:00 a.m. and wakes up my kids and the neighbors. A deal breaker? Probably not. But if you're going to own an F-150 with this key fob, you should be aware of the hassle.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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