2013 Automotive Update

A preview of the new key blanks, locks, tools and software for servicing 2013 vehicles


The 2013 vehicles are being introduced as we write this story. To provide some early information and some information that can be important, we decided to ask automotive companies and individual experts to share.   2013 Bianchi Clonables Our list below provides an early look at some of the...


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  • 2003-07 Accord: D-19-123
  • 2008-12 Accord: D-19-135
  • 2003-05 Civic: D-19-125
  • 2006-11 Civic: D-19-131
  • 2002-06 CRV: D-19-125 (Reuse original tailpiece)
  • 2007-11 CRV: D-19-131 (Reuse original bracket
  • 2003-11 Element: D-19-125 (Reuse original tailpiece)
  • 2007-08 Fit: D-19-127
  • 2009-12 Fit: D-19-129
  • 2003-04 Odyssey: D-19-125
  • 2004-09 S2000: LH: D-19-125
  • 2004-08 Acura TSX: D-19-133

For information, contact your local locksmith distributor.

 

Ilco TKO/SDD Software Update

Kaba Ilco Corp. has introduced four software updates for the TKO and SDD transponder key originators. They are the:

Chrysler Fobik Gen 4 w/ PIN Read (Part # BM0170XXXX): Chrysler and Dodge vehicles include the 2011-12 300/300C, 2011-12 Charger and the 2011-12 Journey. The Chrysler Fobik Gen 4 software includes the Chrysler Fobik “A” PIN Read capability.

Fiat 500 (Part # BM0171XXXX) : The software will program the 2012 Fiat 500.

Ford Key Pad Code Read (Part # BM0172XXXX): A partial list of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles include the 2005-12 Crown Victoria, 2007-12 Edge, 2008-12 Escape, 2005-12 Expedition, 2002-12 Explorer, 2000-12 F150/F250/F350, 2005-11 Grand Marquis, 2005-11 Mariner, 2006-11 Milan, 2002-11 Mountaineer, 2007-12 MKX and the 2005-12 Navigator.

Ford 2012 Fiesta/Focus (Part # BM0173XXXX): The vehicles include the 2012 Ford Fiesta and the 2012 Ford Focus.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp., Web Site: www. Kaba-ilco.com.

 

STRATTEC Update

STRATTEC remains committed to supplying the most components for lock and keys to the locksmith market through licensing agreements with Ford. In the last couple of years, STRATTEC continues to enjoy a majority share of production vehicles; however Huf manufacturing still remains as a supplier because of the need for Ford to dual-source their components. STRATTEC has now expanded their license to be able to source product manufactured by Huf for supply into the locksmith market.

Adding to the complexity of dual manufacturers, Ford has also been evolving into the high security keyways in the North American market. STRATTEC was one of the first to receive business in high security key ways with the 2011 Ford Fiesta. This vehicle contains multiple key options including plain, FOB, and passive (5915237, 5913139/5912976, and 5919918). Also available are an ignition repair kit for non-PEPS (7020058) and a door lock repair kit (7020057).

The Ford Fiesta was just the beginning and in 2012 and 2013, many more vehicles will be moving to the high security key way. The latest two examples of this are the 2012+ Focus and the 2013+ Escape. These vehicles utilize various configurations of keys. The base 2012 Focus uses a 4 button IKT side mill (5921709) where as the Escape for 2013 uses a 3 button IKT(5921707) side mill as a base key . In 2013, the Focus will have an electric option (Focus BEV) which will utilize a new passive FOB that is just released. This key will be similar in look to the current generation of 4 and 5 button passive fobs (5921285,5921286,and 5921288), but the board architecture is European (Still 315 MHZ) and will not be compatible with these FOBS. It can be identified with the emergency key removed and the Ford FOB number CJ5T-15K601-Dx revealed that is different from the other FOBS. The new STRATTEC part number for the FOB is 5923790. The available emergency key, 5923267 which utilizes an extended code series, will be housed inside the FOB. This PEPS key will also be utilized on the 2013 Escape equipped with an optional passive ignition. The soon to be released 2013 C-Max Energi will also incorporate this passive FOB.

In addition to keys, STRATTEC has also sourced repair kits for the Ford 2013+ Escape and 2012+ Focus. The repair kit for the ignition is part number 5923045. The repair kit for the door is the 5923044. Although STRATTEC recently released a pinning kit for high security applications, part number 7023068, this kit does not cover these two repair kits as the tumblers are not the same as the STRATTEC manufactured components.

The newly redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ utilize either a flip blade push button(Ford 4 button flip-5924003) key or in the case of the Lincoln, passive keys only. There are both 4 and 5 button configurations used on both vehicles (Ford 4 button PEPS – 5923895,Ford 5 button PEPS – 5923896,Lincoln 4 button PEPS – 5923897,Lincoln 5 Button PEPS - 5923898). The emergency key for the passive unit is housed inside the FOB (4223891). There are currently no lock repair kits available for these vehicle applications.

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