Once the key fob is locked inside, it will deactivate in 20 seconds. To activate it again, you have to press the 'Unlock' button on the fob.This also disables the keyfob from starting the vehicle if someone were to break in and try starting it. Once you enter the code on the keypad to unlock the door, it allows the keyfob to start the vehicle again.
Newbie here, looking forward to picking up my new Ingot Silver Explorer Sport with the 401A package (including push-button start) from Varsity Ford in Ann Arbor this Saturday. I am familiar with forum etiquette and spent a bit of time searching, but couldn't find an answer to this question, so please forgive me if it's been discussed before.
One of the joys of owning past Ford vehicles has been the ability to drop the key in the center console and lock the doors from the outside on the keypad when I go to the gym or out for a run. I could enjoy my run or workout without worrying about losing the car key, then use the keypad to get in the car. I have a non-Ford vehicle with push-button start (and no keypad, of course) and it will not let you lock the car if the fob is inside. Will I be able to leave the fob in the Explorer and use the keypad or do I have to carry it with me?
This is how I lock my keys in the car in my 2017. I will say that I swipe up the keypad first to activate the backlight and then I carefully press the bottom two buttons with two different fingers and hold it for a 1-2 seconds.
Do you have to enter the code first, then hold 7/8 9/0 for a couple seconds?