If it is an urban legend, then I am not sure how Nissan made my key. I bought a used 1986 300zx. I got one key. That key must have been the original and it was worn to the point that I was afraid it might bend. I did not want to use that key to master another so I went to the local Nissan dealer. I gave them the VIN of the car and later I had a new key.
I know I did not show proof of ownership, since the title is in a safe deposit box. I don't think I showed registration or even proof of insurance.,,, but maybe POI since that has the VIn on it and would have been the easiest way to show the VIN.
Maybe FORD can't do it, but I know others can.
Greg in Austin.
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]