hybridbear wrote:However, it doesn't get much use with intelligent access & push button start.
That's true! I only really use mine to lock the car as I walk away. So, the fob mostly spends its life going in and out of my pocket, and not really getting "used".
I "occasionally" use it to unlock when I finally get frustrated with the "intelligent" handle not recognizing that my hand is there (after sticking it in and out like an idiot about five times).
Yep I've hardly ever used any of the buttons on the FOB for the past nearly 2 years I've had my 2014 FFE.
I use the inside button or door button to lock the doors and the automatic open doors works well for me, rarely have to do it a couple extra times, but haven't had to use the FOB button to open the doors.
I have used my android smartphone with the My Ford app to do things like auto-start easier than the FOB anyway.
So my FOB is in good condition except for the same little bit of chrome removed by the key ring attached.
I've recently removed that key ring to keep it from getting any worse, but its very minor chrome wear anyway - hopefully the lease end inspector doesn't mind that small wear.
I've kept the 2nd FOB pristine, stored in a drawer in my house, soley as a backup which I haven't needed to use.