Same thing happened with my 2011 Odyssey fob after only a few months. If it
is anything like mine, there is a small screw that holds the plastic fob and
metal key stub together. I drilled a slightly larger hole and used a tiny
nut and bolt to hold it secure. Works great.
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There is a break in the plastic ring that holds the key on the key fob for
my 2001 Accord. At the moment, the break is so small that only an unusual
movement causes the key to fall off the fob. But it looks like it's just
going to get bigger and bigger until the key will be falling off constantly.
I _think_ this is the original key fob but am not really sure how to tell. I
bought the car used and it has about 180,000 km (100,000 miles) on it. The
fob is quite worn. Frankly, I'm not impressed with the materials used. I
would have thought the key fob should last as long as the key. The ring
portion at the very least should be metal, in my opinion.
This is my first car with remote entry so I've never dealt with this before
but I remember a thread about this a year or so back which mentioned that
replacing the key fob was suprisingly expensive. I would have guessed $5 to
$10 for something like that but it was well over $100 as I recall.
Are there any cheaper solutions, such as after-market key fobs so that I can
retain the remote entry but not have to pay so much money? I'm picturing
something like a universal key fob that can be programmed to do just what
your original fob did, along the same lines as a universal remote for your
By the way, I'm just guessing that the little black plastic gadget that
holds the Lock, Unlock, Trunk Open, and Panic buttons is called the fob; if
it is not, please correct me on the terminology. ;-)