On Wednesday I lost the main key, the one with the remote for locking and unlocking. So I started to use the spare key, no remote. The car would sound the alarm but once the key was in the ignition alarm would stop.
No time to get to a Ford dealer to get a new key, as I had to go up to Aviemore this weekend. So just put up with the alarm.
Then Friday evening could not find the spare key. 2nd key lost, no keys. Locked out of the car. 3 hour drive away from home.
The other problem is that I do not know the key number. The car was bought 2nd hand from a ford dealer. They did not give me the tag that came with the keys originally with the key number.
Spoke to a local Ford dealer to my home town, they quoted me 600GBP or more. Saying that all the locks would need to be replaced, including ignition. They would need to breack into the car. This garage has a reputation. Phoned the garage that I bought the car from, they quoted 160-200GBP. They said they would have to dismantle the lock barrel to read the key number.
Gave up searching for the key all over Aviemore, and called in the recovery people. They sent out Ross Garages of Inverness. They gained entry to the car by forced entry by using skeleton keys. They could not get the steering lock off though. They said that a Ford Dealer should be able to find out the key number by the chassis number, as Ford will have a record.
My question is who is correct?
Can Ford tell me the key number by knowing the chassis number?
As I could start the car with the spare keep, before I lost it. Does this mean the mobiliser has not been set? I think I have never been putting the double lock on, as I have always been locking it by one press, instead of 2 with a 3 second delay
How can I get a key that works with my C-Max? Can Ford find out my key number and supply a key with remote locking, and also a spare key?
The key I had is the key second one down on the right hand column of page 87 of the owners hand book (en RHD 08/2005).
Can anyone help clarify my situation?
Great car to drive. Been loving it.