Re: Cost of a chipped Volvo key?
ROFL, two words TOW TRUCK.................... GONE in 60 seconds chip or NO
There is NO way to stop a thief if he wants your car! However, the key thing
is B.S. down here in Miami they want $85.00 labor, $72.00 for the key and
another $40 to program key. Also, if your car has more than 3 (or 6) already
on it then it will cost you another $85.00!
"Gaz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Okay guys here is the skinny!!!
> If you want to have a car that is virtually impossible to steal then when
> you loose a key or remote then expect to pay huge. The technology that
> goes into stopping thieves from taken your car is costly. If you have a
> problem with the costs associated with Volvos then buy a G M and shut
> up!!! This kind of theft prevention comes with a cost, but you should be
> happy that Volvo's can not be stolen unless they have a key!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> MOVE ON!!!!!!!!!!
> "Joe Blizzard" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "max" wrote
>>> Key blank - $50
>>> Key program - $35
>>> Labor - $67
>>> Are these normal charges? Can you get these anywhere besides Volvo?
>> Depends on what you mean by "normal." It's totally outrageous, but you
>> can't get them anywhere else so they can pretty much charge whatever they
>> want. I'm in the same boat with a 2000 V40 that I just bought last week.
>> Smith Motors (only dealer within a reasonable distance for me) wants $48
>> for a key, $88 for labor, and $30 if I need a software update. Says he
>> won't know about the software until I get there. The labor charge is
>> their flat rate for an hour. This for a job that's going to take maybe
>> ten minutes tops. If I want to include a replacement remote to go with my
>> key, I'm looking at over $300.
>> What really burns me up is that I bought my Volvo used from a Ford dealer
>> and after I got it home I found some service receipts in the glove
>> compartment with the previous owner's name and number on them. I called
>> and asked if he happened to have a spare key, and he said he gave the
>> Ford salesman two sets. Nobody at the Ford dealership knows what happened
>> to the other set. I'm sure they have $300 worth of key and remote for my
>> car stuck in a desk drawer or sitting in a stray key bucket somewhere
>> over there, but I can't get it and they don't seem too concerned.
>> The up side, I guess, is that the previous owner said he never had any
>> trouble with the Volvo, just wanted something bigger, so he traded it in
>> on an Explorer.