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Just got the car. Nice.
The panic button was activated twice within 3 days with the key in my pocket. I feel for my neighbors.
The red button is the sane size as the other buttons, not recessed or protected.
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Anybody else having these problems?
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Yeah the design of the fob is pretty bad in this regard. I've accidentally hit the panic button a number of times with the keys in my pocket. Not sure there's any fix other than just be mindful.
 

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I have triggered the alarm on this car more times in the seven months I've had it than all past cars combined. Yes, it's extremely easy to press the button while it's in your pocket. I may have to try the cover that Flash suggests. :)
 

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The fob is extremely easy to take apart and modify. There is a thread somewhere here that details it. What I did is cut a small piece of a paper clip (about 3/16") and place it in the panic button space internally. No more panic alerts. That modification is easily reversible should you sell the car. There is a plastic actuator on the button itself that would be easy to snip (fingernail clippers) or file, but that is harder to reverse.
 

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I bought these immediately because of that same problem. They help tremendously.
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The fob is extremely easy to take apart and modify. There is a thread somewhere here that details it. What I did is cut a small piece of a paper clip (about 3/16") and place it in the panic button space internally. No more panic alerts. That modification is easily reversible should you sell the car. There is a plastic actuator on the button itself that would be easy to snip (fingernail clippers) or file, but that is harder to reverse.
This is great, I have had the same problem on multiple occasions. Thanks
 

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I have triggered the alarm on this car more times in the seven months I've had it than all past cars combined. Yes, it's extremely easy to press the button while it's in your pocket. I may have to try the cover that Flash suggests. :)
The key fob covers haven’t completely eliminated it. I do still set it off from time to time, but they have reduced the occurrence significantly. Plus they protect the casing from bumps and bruises. I have similar covers for my wife’s Mazda fobs and after 3 years they still look newish.
 

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The modification I mentioned appears to be 100% effective and can be done in 60 seconds. Probably a toothpick fragment will work as well as my tiny piece of paperclip.You could also use an o-ring from the hardware store to stop pocket presses but would still be able to active the panic button with a firm press.
 

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I keep my keys on a carabiner, hanging from my front belt loop. Easy access to the keys and no false alarms.
 

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Lots of accidental alarm triggers just with bending down with keys in pocket! Thanks for ideas on desensitizing it.
 

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I did have my first unintended alarm in a year and a half recently. But otherwise my 60 second fix has worked perfectly. Too lazy to open the fob to see why. If it actuates again I will.
 

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This happens to me all the time; it's super annoying.

The best "solution" I've found so far is that whenever I set it off from leaning my pocket against something, I just immediately repeat the same motion to push it again and turn it off. I don't even have to take the key out of my pocket.

I'm definitely going to try the mod.
 
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