Here’s Why You Should Avoid Aftermarket Key Fobs
A warning is now being spread by locksmiths all over Australia including locksmith in Zillmere regarding cheap aftermarket key fobs. According to one consumer, Sarah Latham, she lost the key fob to her car therefore she decided to purchase a new one. She went for an aftermarket alternative because it is cheaper but she found out that it was a bad decision.
She used the key fob while her car is parked in a parking space in Cairns and she found out that she was able to open not just her own pink Nissan Micra but the nearby vehicle which is a white Micra. She told the story of how she unlocked her car with the key fob and went over to the white Micra. She has already opened the door to the vehicle when she realized that it was not hers but she was able to unlock it.
She was worried because if it was someone with bad intention then they would be able to steal anything from the car that was also opened by the key fob.
The same thing has happened to Ms. Latham when she lost her car keys and decided to use a local locksmith instead of going to the dealership. Chris Rose, a locksmith for automotive vehicles, said that the fault lies in the aftermarket key. He contacted the suppliers and they have already addressed the issue.
Mr. Rose shared that the remote follows the frequency by which the car responds to. There are thousands to various frequencies used by Nissan and the chance of a key opening another car is one car to thousands.
Many car owners also came forward to share their experience of how they were sure they locked their vehicles only to return to it already unlocked. The same goes with keys for garage doors.
With the issue ongoing, experts including locksmith in Zillmere has already warned the public to be cautious. As much as possible it is better to go back to the car dealership to purchase a new car key fob to avoid the same scenario.