Do Dangling Keys Damage Dash? - 2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60: Do Dangling Keys Damage Dash?

September 29, 2010

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We've commented before about the idiocy associated with plugging a key fob into a dash and then pressing a separate button, be it a BMW or a Volvo. However, I'm wondering what this design does to the area beneath the fob hole over time? Are there wear marks and scratches? While ours looks perfect, I have to wonder if that's because we almost always plug the fob in by itself without the the accompanying keys a regular owner would have. The same goes for similar plug-in designs found in our A4 Avant and departed 135i.

Does anyone have an ignition design like this and how is it holding up over time? I figure the keys banging up against the dash would also be quite annoying as opposed to dangling freely from the steering column.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor

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