Q: I lost my car keys. And I'm 4 hours away from home - I don't know what to do

asked by on October 31, 2016

I lost my car keys and I'm 4 hora away from home .. I don't know what to do

My car has 13500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Unfortunately, if you do not have a replacement or a spare key, you will need to have the car towed to a Ford dealership to purchase a replacement key and have it programmed to your vehicle.

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