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scottIN 08-20-2013 07:42 AM

Fob Fail
 
No, it's not that it won't start the car or anything. Take a look at the pic. Reached in my pocket, get jabbed by something sharp, pull out my hand and my thumb is bleeding! The cut out details in the panic symbol came out & left rough edges. Anyone else had this happen? I switched to my other fob, but it would be nice to have two that worked and didn't require a band aid to use.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4fbf7acf.jpg

madwi 08-20-2013 07:46 AM

that sucks! Sounds like something that would happen to me.

Edit* idea: Would a small drop of epoxy/filler work to level it off again?

37ZERO 08-20-2013 09:34 AM

These proxy fobs are infamous for it, we have had multiple second hand cars come through with peeling/sharp fobs

SeminoleZ 08-20-2013 09:41 AM

I had the same issue. Just switched to my other fob. Just in case you were wondering, they are waterproof, Jumped in the ocean for about 30 min with it in my pocket (accidentally of course) and it still works like a charm.

fonzo179 08-20-2013 09:47 AM

Same thing here. Mine wasn't severe or anything, it was more like a paper cut. Still annoying though :shakes head:

scottIN 08-20-2013 09:51 AM

Hmmm...
Since I'm apparently not the only one this has happened to, wonder about putting some clear epoxy (or even finger nail polish) over it before it happens? Just kinda fill it in so it doesn't catch on anything?

madwi 08-20-2013 09:55 AM

It's a button that if I have to use it, I'm sure I'd be drawing my .45 instead of hitting the horn lol I say epoxy it . :hello:

DEpointfive0 08-20-2013 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madwi (Post 2453478)
It's a button that if I have to use it, I'm sure I'd be drawing my .45 instead of hitting the horn lol I say epoxy it . :hello:

Jeez... I push it to scare friends... :rofl2:

madwi 08-20-2013 10:01 AM

LOL, Actually I used it to scare a little kid once. He was about to put his grubby paws on my freshly washed car. I found it hilarious, the kid, not so much.

fonzo179 08-20-2013 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madwi (Post 2453493)
LOL, Actually I used it to scare a little kid once. He was about to put his grubby paws on my freshly washed car. I found it hilarious, the kid, not so much.

I usually use it when I go to concerts. I always forget where I park, and it's interesting to hit that panic button. I'm 4/4 when it comes to having someone standing near the car when I finally get there.

It also happened at the rodeo recently (but that one was funnier). When I got to the car and turned off the alarm, the family standing nearby was all smiles. The Dad said, "I looked at my wife and told her I didn't do anything. She didn't believe me! Thank God you showed up." :icon17:

Mt Tam I am 08-20-2013 10:13 AM

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OP: Yes I have had FOB degradation. Worse looking than your own. It is even peeling on the middle one now.

I have never been cut, and plan on using it until it is completely peeled and beyond.

madwi 08-20-2013 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by fonzo179 (Post 2453501)
I usually use it when I go to concerts. I always forget where I park, and it's interesting to hit that panic button. I'm 4/4 when it comes to having someone standing near the car when I finally get there.

It also happened at the rodeo recently (but that one was funnier). When I got to the car and turned off the alarm, the family standing nearby was all smiles. The Dad said, "I looked at my wife and told her I didn't do anything. She didn't believe me! Thank God you showed up." :icon17:

I take my truck to public events lol If you give that a door ding, eh screw you it has loads already lol. It's big, I can find it anywhere, except maybe parked in Texas (I'm sure it would be stolen in a heartbeat haha).

DIGItonium 08-20-2013 10:45 AM

That stuff that peels cuts like a razor blade, and it stings! The interior door handles in my friend's Cobalt delaminated and cut my finger deep. I've had some "metallic" stickers poke out, snag, and cut my fingers as well. It is very unpleasant. Good to know!

Now we need someone to machine us some real metal buttons that doesn't peel and slit our fingers.

FPenvy 08-20-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Mt Tam I am (Post 2453509)
OP: Yes I have had FOB degradation. Worse looking than your own. It is even peeling on the middle one now.

I have never been cut, and plan on using it until it is completely peeled and beyond.

i'm happy to see i'm not the only one that has a nissan logo on their fob and not the Z one :shakes head:

enkei2k 08-20-2013 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FPenvy (Post 2453583)
i'm happy to see i'm not the only one that has a nissan logo on their fob and not the Z one :shakes head:

:icon18:


:roflpuke2:

:rofl2:

:inoutroflpuke:


:owned:


That is all
:wtf2:

DEpointfive0 08-20-2013 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madwi (Post 2453493)
LOL, Actually I used it to scare a little kid once. He was about to put his grubby paws on my freshly washed car. I found it hilarious, the kid, not so much.

I read this as "I used it (my .45) to scare a little kid once"
And I was like this guy is a fucking ASSSSSSHOLE...


Then I reread it and went, OHHHH... The alarm button...

Mt Tam I am 08-20-2013 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FPenvy (Post 2453583)
i'm happy to see i'm not the only one that has a nissan logo on their fob and not the Z one :shakes head:

I am of the opinion of "Who cares" on the FOB but it is understandably annoying.

I tend to push the door buttons and the fob stays in pocket. When I do use it, I roll down the windows on warm days.

FPenvy 08-20-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mt Tam I am (Post 2453702)
I am of the opinion of "Who cares" on the FOB but it is understandably annoying.

I tend to push the door buttons and the fob stays in pocket. When I do use it, I roll down the windows on warm days.

mine stays on a hook on my belt loop, always use it for my windows, and i never use the door buttons because then i gotta wipe them down lol

so me having keys showing annoys me that i dont have the Z fob :shakes head:

kenchan 08-20-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FPenvy (Post 2453583)
i'm happy to see i'm not the only one that has a nissan logo on their fob and not the Z one :shakes head:

mine has a silver ring at the bottom too? :confused:

this reminds me of the TUMI wallet review where someone was complaining about how the emblem's black color wears off.

been using mine for like a year and no such thing happening.

my Z fob looks brand new still, even after 4yrs.

FPenvy 08-20-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by kenchan (Post 2453839)
mine has a silver ring at the bottom too? :confused:

this reminds me of the TUMI wallet review where someone was complaining about how the emblem's black color wears off.

been using mine for like a year and no such thing happening.

my Z fob looks brand new still, even after 4yrs.

mine is a 2009 and my one key fob has never left my safe , the other that i keep on me at all times has a small couple nicks on the nissan emblem from be dropping them or leaning against pool tables and bars lol and before people speculate i drink and drive my Z i do not. i dont take my Z to the bars based on not trusting drunks leaving the bars touching or hitting the Z. i have a bar car for that and DD's lol

SeminoleZ 08-20-2013 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madwi (Post 2453478)
It's a button that if I have to use it, I'm sure I'd be drawing my .45 instead of hitting the horn lol I say epoxy it . :hello:

:iagree:

kenchan 08-20-2013 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FPenvy (Post 2453850)
mine is a 2009 and my one key fob has never left my safe , the other that i keep on me at all times has a small couple nicks on the nissan emblem from be dropping them or leaning against pool tables and bars lol and before people speculate i drink and drive my Z i do not. i dont take my Z to the bars based on not trusting drunks leaving the bars touching or hitting the Z. i have a bar car for that and DD's lol

loled@ bar car. :icon18: :tup:

houkouonchi 08-20-2013 05:29 PM

Hopefully the superior Z emblem fobs last longer than those pathetic nissan fobs that the early guys got.. :stirthepot:

kenchan 08-20-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houkouonchi (Post 2453987)
Hopefully the superior Z emblem fobs last longer than those pathetic nissan fobs that the early guys got.. :stirthepot:

the one that broke (op's) has the Z emblem...

madwi 08-20-2013 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DEpointfive0 (Post 2453615)
I read this as "I used it (my .45) to scare a little kid once"
And I was like this guy is a fucking ASSSSSSHOLE...


Then I reread it and went, OHHHH... The alarm button...

:icon18: yeah I shoulda quoted what I was responding to.

kree 08-20-2013 11:16 PM

Mine looks identical to the one in the OPs pic.


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