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There may be times where the mechanical key (inside your fob) gets accidentally released. This normally happens when your key fob is stored in a bag, purse or pocket. If your key release button is especially sensitive, it may be released with little pressure.

You may encounter this problem if you own a Hyundai with the following key fob (remote).

  • Elantra 2015 and newer
  • Sonata 2015 and newer
  • Tucson 2015 and newer
  • Ioniq 2017 and newer

What causes this?

This is due to the design of the key. The key release button is not recessed, hence it takes less effort to be pressed.

Other brands, example Nissan with their popular oval design key fob, or Mazda sport a recessed slider switch to release the key.

Nissan key fob release knob on backPic: Nissan Key fob (back)

The good news is, Hyundai fixed this design with their new key fob design for the 2018 and newer Elantra, Santa Fe, Kona etc.

How can I fix this now?

Option 1: Key Fob Case (aka cover, skin, jacket)

Style 1: Silicone

This Silicone case comes in three colors. The built-in key loop keeps the the auxiliary key inside the fob. These make it easy to find your key while giving you a bit of style. Just slide these over your remote and presto!


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Style 2: Silicone Carbon Fiber

This Silicone Carbon Fiber case offers a simple, stylish, solution to protect your key fob. The built-in key loop secures the auxiliary key to the fob. 

You still have the full function of your buttons. This comes with a keychain. Use the added lobster keychain hook to attach it to your belt loop, for easy carry. This fits the 3/4 button models.

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Style 3: Chrome

Our Chrome cases have a sleek design & provide you with a gorgeous case for your car. Choose from 6 bold colors. Just slip the remote key fob into the flexible case and you’re set.


These work great and make your key fob fashionable and shiny. Our covers will protect your vehicle remote from weather and normal wear and tear. These also work great as a gift!

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Option 2: DIY

Apply some tape and wrap it around the base of the key fob. This will keep the mechanical key from slipping out your fob.


Questions? We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, send us an email or text us at (301) 893-7737.