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Old 07-31-2011, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Didn't notice this during my test drive (because I drove the black car)... but if you look at the front passenger door (right side of the car), you'll notice a little indentation below the handle - would this be for a key? The other doors do not have it. Anyone know what it is?

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Didn't notice this during my test drive (because I drove the black car)... but if you look at the front passenger door (right side of the car), you'll notice a little indentation below the handle - would this be for a key? The other doors do not have it. Anyone know what it is?
Like other cars that use a keyless entry system, the Fisker has to provide a way to get into car if your key fob transmitter stops working (dead battery, etc.). My last car had a slim key hidden in the fob that you could take out to open the outside door, and then you had to insert the fob into a receiver in the console to disarm the security system and start the car. Since these keys are only meant to be used in rare situations, the keyhole is usually covered up or hidden. I guess in the Fisker they did not bother to do that, but most likely the dimple is where you would use the emergency key if the fob is dead.

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Didn't notice this during my test drive (because I drove the black car)... but if you look at the front passenger door (right side of the car), you'll notice a little indentation below the handle - would this be for a key? The other doors do not have it. Anyone know what it is?
Like other cars that use a keyless entry system, the Fisker has to provide a way to get into car if your key fob transmitter stops working (dead battery, etc.). My last car had a slim key hidden in the fob that you could take out to open the outside door, and then you had to insert the fob into a receiver in the console to disarm the security system and start the car. Since these keys are only meant to be used in rare situations, the keyhole is usually covered up or hidden. I guess in the Fisker they did not bother to do that, but most likely the dimple is where you would use the emergency key if the fob is dead.

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That makes sense - but one would think you'd put in on the driver side not passenger side!
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Didn't notice this during my test drive (because I drove the black car)... but if you look at the front passenger door (right side of the car), you'll notice a little indentation below the handle - would this be for a key? The other doors do not have it. Anyone know what it is?
Like other cars that use a keyless entry system, the Fisker has to provide a way to get into car if your key fob transmitter stops working (dead battery, etc.). My last car had a slim key hidden in the fob that you could take out to open the outside door, and then you had to insert the fob into a receiver in the console to disarm the security system and start the car. Since these keys are only meant to be used in rare situations, the keyhole is usually covered up or hidden. I guess in the Fisker they did not bother to do that, but most likely the dimple is where you would use the emergency key if the fob is dead.

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That makes sense - but one would think you'd put in on the driver side not passenger side!
Hard to tell from the pictures, but I think there is one on each side.

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Didn't notice this during my test drive (because I drove the black car)... but if you look at the front passenger door (right side of the car), you'll notice a little indentation below the handle - would this be for a key? The other doors do not have it. Anyone know what it is?
Like other cars that use a keyless entry system, the Fisker has to provide a way to get into car if your key fob transmitter stops working (dead battery, etc.). My last car had a slim key hidden in the fob that you could take out to open the outside door, and then you had to insert the fob into a receiver in the console to disarm the security system and start the car. Since these keys are only meant to be used in rare situations, the keyhole is usually covered up or hidden. I guess in the Fisker they did not bother to do that, but most likely the dimple is where you would use the emergency key if the fob is dead.

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That makes sense - but one would think you'd put in on the driver side not passenger side!
Hard to tell from the pictures, but I think there is one on each side.

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Nope - just right side. You can see from Ray Lane's Fisker that it is only on passenger side. Check out driver side picture here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5979635994/sizes/l/in/photostream/

and the passenger side here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5979093905/sizes/o/in/photostream/



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Nope - just right side. You can see from Ray Lane's Fisker that it is only on passenger side. Check out driver side picture here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5979635994/sizes/l/in/photostream/
and the passenger side here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5979093905/sizes/o/in/photostream/
You are absolutely right. Must be Fisker's way of "hiding" the emergency keyhole by putting it on the "wrong" side of the car. Either that, or Ray Lane got a car with the front doors reversed. (I know, not possible, just a joke.)

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Nope - just right side. You can see from Ray Lane's Fisker that it is only on passenger side. Check out driver side picture here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5979635994/sizes/l/in/photostream/
and the passenger side here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5979093905/sizes/o/in/photostream/
You are absolutely right. Must be Fisker's way of "hiding" the emergency keyhole by putting it on the "wrong" side of the car. Either that, or Ray Lane got a car with the front doors reversed. (I know, not possible, just a joke.)

-- Fab.
A lot of these things seem so much an "after thought" in the design ...i.e. they didn't anticipate such things and just worked them in quickly to not further delay the car... Karma 2.0 should be awesome... Karma 1.0 is probably an 8/10.
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