Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
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You have my total sympathy, as I have mislaid my car keys several times in the past 6 years.
The last time it happened I was convinced that it had dropped to the ground while I walked the dog. I went over the route many times, when suddenly it was found down the back of the sofa! Fortunately I did have a spare key to keep me going, but the result of this episode is that now the car key always gets kept in a safe place.
The fact that there is no work-around is the reason that your car is so hard to steal. Without the key a thief might get through the door, but he won't drive your car away.