Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I had a serious problem with this. I have been using nothing but the credit card key for 2+ years. I broke it by running over it so I needed a new key.
Went to a local dealer and they said they can't touch K900. Only few dealers that are authorized to work on K900 can work on the car. I called the other
dealership, asked if they had the key in stock (In the system they did). I made an appointment and went to the dealer.
Non only didn't they have it in stock, I had to pay out front for the key which was $547.50 including tax. Waited for another few days and they told me
the key was in. I brought my car back to the dealer and paid another $65 to program it. It did not work. The dealer told me I could use it only in emergency
purpose where I could put the credit card key to the ignition button. I said that is when the battery is out but they tried to teach me how to use the key
where I had been using it for 2+ years. So frustrated by 3 people trying to teach me, I decided to leave.
I came home and put a new battery in it, it worked fine... I went back to the dealer and showed them how it works. They could not say anything.
The total for the replacement of the "Credit Card Key" cost me $612.50.
$612.5? Should've told me. I'd have sold you mine for 1/2 that, and even if you have to pay the (st)ealer $65 to re-program you'll still be ahead...
Correction, the credit card key was available on the very first K900 introduced in summer of 2014, which is when I got my 2015 K900.
Yeah, I worded that badly. I meant that for the 2016 model, it was only available on the V8 Luxury. It was also available on the 2015 Luxury. My 2015 also has a credit card key, which I use every day.
Thanks for clarifying!