I just bought a new Honda Civic this past weekend. It has Smart Entry. However, I may have made a mistake. They could only find 1 key for the car. They said they would find my key after the "keymaster" came back from vacation on Tues.
Out of good faith, I believed them. I stupidly drove home from the dealership, with the promise of my key being available later. I came in to the dealership today but my key was still not found.
After telling my friends about my experience, they said I was foolish because of a number of bad things someone could do with the key:
- We don't know if someone stole the key
- If it was really misplaced
- Someone took it to copy it and will come back later to steal my car or items from my car later, etc.
If they still can't find the key, I found a link (from 2009) that said the dealer could delete the missing key from the ECU and make me a new one. It also said they could reprogram the keys/car so the stolen key presumably can't be used.
Since this is 8 yrs later, is this still true? That we can delete keys from the car or reprogram the key/car?
UPDATE: Thanks for all the answers. The dealer said they would provide a free new key if the key was truly lost but thank you for your answers. You brought up other things I didn't think about.