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Does anyone know if this feature is standard on the Ecosport? We have just bought a 2020 ST-Line and although it has Keyless Start it doesn't seem to have keyless locking/unlocking. Our old 66 plate Ecosport had this feature (although there was a button on the front & boot handles) so thought it was a bit odd. I'm going to check in the Settings in case it's been disabled maybe?
 

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My 2020 st line has NOT got it either i sort of thought it would be standard but it seems not mate.
Also miss the dark headliner fitted to my st line Kuga
 

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Your actually safer in car security without a keyless fob. Thief's can get in the parked car using an illicit range extender unit that picks up the constant frequency signal* from the fob in your house and extends the range out to your car which then opens it. That's why anyone with keyless fob should put their fob(s) in a metal box in their house for shielding, or buy a faraday shielded pouch to put the fob in when not in use.


Most modern Ecosports now have keyless and push button start, which to me is less security than my base model 2019 which is the only modern model that has a physical 'turn key in the ignition' start, and has a normal key fob with remote unlock and lock doors (the frequency signal only operates when you push a button for a second, giving less time for thief's to grab the signal). So modern designs for convenience does not mean better designs LOL.

* Note recent security change to new keyless Fords......Ford in their ultimate wisdom after noting a lot of keyess cars being stolen very easily, have now changed the design of keyless fob, so when you leave the car, the doors lock and after a timed period the frequency signal now switches off, until you return to the car, then it switches back on.
 

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Yeah it's a pain as it just seems odd to have keyless start but not entry. But it's on the newer Eco models now from 2021 (as an option as part of the X-pack). I always keep the keys in the pouches away from the windows etc and in a tin in case. It is a shame as this Eco has every option she wanted on it and expected that to be standard like it is on the Kuga and her old Eco Titanium model. You know what women are like (no offence!) keeping their car key in their handbag and then having to remove it to unlock the doors then putting it back when they drive and out again to lock it. I do get it and feel her pain! 🤣 I can't believe they have reverted back to the turn key though either and it appears (shown below both are an option):
 

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I may try and see if I can contact an electrical specialist to quote to add a Keyless entry module to the existing remote central locking. Apparently it should be possible (this is just used an example of a full install but I just need the key-free bit)...

 

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I presume you would also need the door handle with the touch pad fitting TBH i miss having it
but not sure if can be bothered to reto fit one or if i will keep the car that long.
 
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I'll keep you all posted if I receive a quote for the price and then also if I go ahead with it.
 
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Hi I have a 2018 titanium, I love all the gadgets. Bought at 1 year old. It has keyless entry, love it. The keys live in a pouch in the centre of the house. Once a month I take the keys while in the pouch, to my car and check that the car can't be opened.. 3 years later still have the car.. (fingers crossed). AS it's now 4 years old it wil prob be less and less attractive to thieves.
 

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I believe that, if you have the door handle sensor like my 2019 ST does, in a public area, or on the drive, using the touch sensor to lock up is much more secure than clicking the keyfob button, as this locks through the internal systems without sending the special keyfob code . Apparently there's all manner of low-life numpties hiding out in Homebase car parks with ipads picking up the button pressing
 
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