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Why didn't Ford integrate the keypad into pillar?

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Wonder why Ford didn’t build the keypad into pillar like other models Instead of the stick on version.
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Wonder why Ford didn’t build the keypad into pillar like all the other Fords? Instead of the stick on version.
I’ve read somewhere on the forum, that the keypad is easily relocated to inside the fuel door.
 

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What’s the point of the keypad assuming you have the FordPass app to unlock the vehicle?
 

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What’s the point of the keypad assuming you have the FordPass app to unlock the vehicle?
Keypad is easier and faster than your cell phone, and if works even without cell service.

And for me, I don't typically have my phone in my pocket all hours of the day—I couldnt even tell you where my phone is at the moment—though I suspect I'm in the minority there.
 

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Keypad is easier and faster than your cell phone, and if works even without cell service.

And for me, I don't typically have my phone in my pocket all hours of the day—I couldnt even tell you where my phone is at the moment—though I suspect I'm in the minority there.
Yep, I use the one on my F350 daily. Not always to unlock it, but for locking it, the keypad is much easier and faster than even fumbling with the keyfob. Shut the door, hit the 2 buttons and walk away. Done and done.
 
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What’s the point of the keypad assuming you have the FordPass app to unlock the vehicle?
I use mine to lock the Bronco on exit. Key is typically in my pocket. Too much work to take it out ;-)
 

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Keypad is easier and faster than your cell phone, and if works even without cell service.

And for me, I don't typically have my phone in my pocket all hours of the day—I couldnt even tell you where my phone is at the moment—though I suspect I'm in the minority there.
I don’t even know what my cell phone number is. If I use 3% of the phones capability that would be a lot.
 

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I use mine to lock the Bronco on exit. Key is typically in my pocket. Too much work to take it out ;-)
I don’t have a keypad, but I just hit the lock button on the door before I close it. I have been considering buying one though and putting it on the gas door like a lot of others.
 

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This may be stupid, but my Super Duty and Bronco key fobs stay in them 24/7 unless I'm on a road trip. I use the keypad to lock and unlock all the time.
 

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What’s the point of the keypad assuming you have the FordPass app to unlock the vehicle?
FordPass doesn’t work half the time. Especially of late.
 

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What’s the point of the keypad assuming you have the FordPass app to unlock the vehicle?
The majority of the time when I'm enjoying the 4x4 capabilities of my Bronco, there is no cell service. You might have good cell service in most of your state, but a large part of Idaho has none.

I have an escape with built-in keypad. It's quite handy. I guess they could have put it in the B-pillar. The stick-on keypad doesn't bother me. But once the battery dies, I'll have a reason to complain.
 

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Love the keypad. I'm up in the mountains most the time and have no cell coverage for the Ford Pass app. I don't want to take the key with me when I'm running mountain trails, so the keypad works perfectly for me.
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