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Replacement Key Fob Cost?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by viet658, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. viet658

    viet658 Member

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    Anyone know what the cost to get a replacement key fob is? I got two different prices ($500 and $350) from two different service centers. Just wanted to see what people actually paid.
     
  2. Jkam

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    I paid about $350 in Hawaii.
     
  3. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    Here is the official pricing from the Bellevue Tesla Service center. $330 for key fob and $40 for labor to reprogram so $370 total.
     
  4. viet658

    viet658 Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    Just for reference the Toyota Rav 4 EV key fob replacement is $540
     
  6. Navi

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    Holy **** that is some expensive key!

    Replacement key with remote for my peugeot rcz is like 70$.
     
  7. viet658

    viet658 Member

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    I found out why the prices varied from service center to service center. The price of the key is $300 and one location wanted to charge one hour of labor at $175 and the other location was only going to charge 0.4 of an hour. I doubt it actually takes a full hour to do.
     
  8. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    Good grief, I don't think it takes more than a few minutes. I was in for some unrelated service visit last month, and asked about the wear on the top of the one fob (the plastic over the lock/unlock button falling off in a circular fashion to expose the underlying button) They had the new key programmed and ready to test out before I knew they were working on it!
     
  9. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Does that mean keyfob wear and tear is covered under warranty?
     
  10. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    At least for me it was covered under warranty, and that was with a fob that was almost a year old at that point.
     
  11. Sousaphil

    Sousaphil P2,595

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    Wear and tear of the keyfob is definitely covered by Tesla.

    I had the rangers out to replace a misbehaving door handle. The fob I use had no plastic at the top button. Without my request, they told me to get the other key and they'd replace the broken one and reprogram both. The whole job was pretty darn quick.
     
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    I complained about my key fob wearing out and they replaced it. I had to bring in both of my key fobs and they replaced my other one as well which I have never used. I suggested that they make them waterproof like my Toyota fob which has gone through the washing machine several times.
     
  13. Mark Petersen

    Mark Petersen Model S EU P71

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    ahi is ther any one that have a picture if the inside if the remote
    As min is also showing sines of braking in the top
    I'm considering if I could replace the plastik with a rubber cast
    But before I breake my remote into a 1000 parts, I was hoping to get a photo
     
  14. ahimberg

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    I just got 2 new fobs at the bellevue service center last week.
    cost is 300$ each + 50$ labor for re-programming.

    In my case, I ended up paying just for 1 fob (lost key), the other was covered under warranty (the plastic over one of the buttons came of). Since they had to do reprogramming for a warranty one, I didn't have to pay the 50$ part.
    Supposedly the cracked/missing plastic over buttons has been addressed in newer fobs (VIN 15000+ or something), and they'll replace + reprogram under warranty.
     
  15. felixkramer

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    Given all the previous reports, I was pleasantly surprised to get a replacement key at the Tesla service center on El Camino in Palo Alto for $113 part, $52.50 labor, $9.89 tax = $175.39. Plus a really good cleaning of the car. Thanks!
     
  16. CliffG

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    maybe not.

    sure hope so. :frown:
     
  17. roblab

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    My fob has a crack on the top: Too much using for demonstrations at EV shows, I guess. Anyway, wrote to Service. They replace the top SKIN, not the whole fob. No need to reprogram. It just snaps into place, the whole process taking less than 30 minutes.

    Yes, it's covered.
     
  18. R²B

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    How many fobs do you get with the car?
     
  19. bollar

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    Two, and the car supports three.
     
  20. Brick Pilot

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    #20 Brick Pilot, Aug 25, 2014
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    Indeed, from the Bellevue WA Service Center, two new fobs now cost $113 each.

    KEY FOB BASIC, 315MHz, MODEL S, V1.5


    (1043806-00-A)
     

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