There may be some confusion about cutting "Credit Card" keys that are included in the glove box of the subject vehicles. The key is to be cut and presented on delivery of the vehicle.
A key needs to be cut using Rotunda 011-Series Code Cutters, Grinders or the AXXESS 2000.
Like all Ford keys, the key tip must be aligned when cutting them. The operating manuals for the Rotunda 011-Series Code Cutter and Grinder specifically call for tip aligning Ford keys.
TIP ALIGNMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT WHEN CUTTING LATER VERSIONS OF THE ESCORT/TRACER KEYS SINCE THEY ARE SHORTER THAN THE METAL KEYS. THEY ARE SHORTER TO REDUCE THE LENGTH OF PLASTIC KEY THAT PROTRUDES FROM THE LOCK. THE KEYS DO NOT CUT PROPERLY IF NOT ALIGNED FROM THE TIP DURING THE CUTTING PROCESS.
If additional quantities of the credit card keys are required, they are available for $.65 each from CCA, 31535 Southfield Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009 ; Telephone: 1-800-521-0639.