Car reviews - Ford - Falcon - Fairmont Ghia V8 sedan
22 Nov 2002
THE new Falcon employs an upgraded version of Ford's Smartshield engine immobiliser, featuring a new key fob design for the remote central locking system.
The key and fob remains a two-piece affair, unlike Commodore's integrated remote key, although the fob has been redesigned with lock, unlock, boot and panic alarm buttons now featuring braille.
Lock and unlock buttons have also been relocated in the fob casing. The keypad can be programmed for either single-stage or two-stage (driver only) unlocking.
As before, only the driver's door gets a locking button - this time finished in the same satin chrome material as the interior door handles, Interior Command Centre control knobs and automatic transmission gear lever.
The interior central locking button is now located at the bottom of the ICC panel, alongside the interior light switch.
In Fairmont Ghia, the key fob stores information about seat and mirror settings, as well as the preferred position of the adjustable pedals, while there's also front door and footwell courtesy lighting.
Did you know?Including all product development staff, Ford says more than 1000 person years were invested in BA Falcon
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