There are times when the keyring loop on your key fob breaks. The damage happens frequently on fobs where the keyring loop is made of plastic. On newer kefobs, the loop is made of metal, so the chance of type of damage is lessened.
Why does this happen?
physical trauma (e.g. drops)
general wear and tear, especially on the plastic housing (e.g. the repeated adding and removing keyrings/keys from your fob)
Before we jump to the solution, let's discuss the "anatomy" of your key fob.
Anatomy - Key Fob Parts
Your car key fob is made up of a couple of different parts:
buttons (normally a rubber pad)
electronics (green circuit board)
📌 Note: The keyring loop is specifically called the "housing/shell."
Option 1: (Workaround)
a) Key Fob Cover
The products we sell, slip over your key fob --- like a phone case. Most of our key fob coverscover the keyring loop. Contact us to see what works for your key fob.
🚨 Note: If your keyring loop is completely broken off this is not a long term solution. The silicone may tear over time, if you add multiple keys (e.g. house keys) due to the weight. Keep reading for a permanent solution.