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Astute readers will recall that I earlier posted about my windows rolling down unintentionally. Since I switched the key that I carry the problem has gone away.

I reported this to Fisker, and they offered to replace the defective key. However my dealer was unable to program the new key for my car. As a result they now must remove the entire key programming unit from my car and ship it to LA, where both keys will be reprogrammed (or the entire unit will be deemed faulty and it and the keys will be replaced).

Of course, I will be out my Karma the entire time this is happening...:thumbdown:

I'm wondering if this is tied to some other key-related glitches I have had (e.g. car not responding to the key or reporting that it is not in the area). Others who are having these issues may want to look into this.
 

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Skibum said:
Astute readers will recall that I earlier posted about my windows rolling down unintentionally. Since I switched the key that I carry the problem has gone away.

I reported this to Fisker, and they offered to replace the defective key. However my dealer was unable to program the new key for my car. As a result they now must remove the entire key programming unit from my car and ship it to LA, where both keys will be reprogrammed (or the entire unit will be deemed faulty and it and the keys will be replaced).

Of course, I will be out my Karma the entire time this is happening...:thumbdown:

I'm wondering if this is tied to some other key-related glitches I have had (e.g. car not responding to the key or reporting that it is not in the area). Others who are having these issues may want to look into this.
Thanks for posting this. According to Fisker's technical folks, at least one well-documented problem, the vanishing and reappearing presets, is directly related to the car not recognizing or forgetting the specific key fob used to unlock the car. So far, they are addressing it as a software issue but there may very well be a hardware component to it as well.
 

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The turn around time for the dealer to remove the VCM and send it out with the keys to be programmed shouldn't be that bad . If I was the dealer I would remove the VCM on a Saturday and send it out that day so it would be in Fisker's hands on Monday the programming is very fast too do no reason why you couldn't have the car back in less the a week . I know a week is too long for sure but until key programming can be done at the dealer this is the best that can be done .
 

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That's too bad that they can't do key programming at the dealer yet... Ask them when they expect to get the software that allows them to add or erase keys.
 

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.... This is worth to think about for overseas markets like the Netherlands or Germany.

You would loose at least 4 days for the round trip plus the time, they will need to fix it.

-Stefan
 

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To be clear...my understanding is that most keys can be programmed at the dealership. I am just lucky to have one that needs to be done at HQ.
 
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