Dodge Journey Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Dodge Journey Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Dodge Journey key replacement - All you need to know

Dodge Journey key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Dodge Journey replacement car keys – Introduction

Dodge Journey keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: Was it a regular key, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Dodge Journey key fob

Automotive locksmith coding a Dodge Journey key fob

Have you lost your Dodge Journey car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Dodge Journey key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Dodge Journey car key replacement cost

Key coding and programming machine for Dodge Journey keys

Key coding and programming machine for Dodge Journey keys

Tips for Dodge Journey key fob replacement – What to ask and verify before and after you get a new key fob

Can I get a replacement Dodge Journey key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

2020 Dodge Journey key fob

2020 Dodge Journey key fob

Dodge Journey key programming – which keys can you program yourself? how to program your key & more.

Keyless entry information Dodge Journey

Remote key fob for a Dodge Journey

Remote key fob for a Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey key fob battery replacement – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Dodge Journey car key replacements

Dodge Journey car key replacements

Dodge Journey was introduced in 2009. This model has two types of keys.

Remote key fobs: 2009 to 2020.

Automotive locksmith replace Dodge ignition cylinder

Automotive locksmith replace Dodge ignition cylinder

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Dodge Journey key fob? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (M3N-40821302)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Dodge Journey remote key fob replacement (M3N-40821302)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Dodge Journey remote key fob replacement (M3N-40821302)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2009, 2010: (IYZ-C01C)

2009, 2010 Dodge Journey remote key fob replacement (IYZ-C01C)

2009, 2010 Dodge Journey remote key fob replacement (IYZ-C01C)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Dodge Journey car keys. I don’t have a spare, so need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Dodge Journey cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Dodge Journey key fob must be coded first to start the car

Dodge Journey key fob must be coded first to start the car

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Dodge Journey. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: Dodge Journey key replacement near me – How to find a locksmith or dealer and what should you tell them?

First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Dodge Journey.

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Also, keep in mind that many locksmiths offer mobile service and travel up to 30 miles radius from where their store is located. Therefore, depends on your location, it might be a good idea to expand your search and call for a few additional quotes, even if on the map, these locksmiths seems to be far from you.

All Dodge key fobs and transponder keys must be coded with the car on-site

All Dodge key fobs and transponder keys must be coded with the car on-site

Remember,

Their distance as you see on the map, is their business address, not their physical and current location. All you have to make sure, is that they carry the right equipment to cut and program your Dodge Journey key.

You can also try and call a few Dodge dealers near your location, but remember that you will need to tow the car there.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Dodge Journey key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Dodge Journey key without the original? What is the average price?

Dodge Journey key replacement cost - estimate only

Dodge Journey key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Dodge Journey key can cost between $330 to $400. The cost depends on a number of factors:

  1. The type of key you need
  2. The car’s year of manufacture
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors for identifying if you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key. The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. On later models, you can therefore expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Dodge key fobs are more expensive to replace than transponder keys

Dodge key fobs are more expensive to replace than transponder keys

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

All Dodge key fobs and transponder keys must be coded on site with a special machine like in this picture

All Dodge key fobs and transponder keys must be coded on site with a special machine like in this picture

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

Ignition cylinder parts

Ignition cylinder parts

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

If you have previously had your ignition cylinder replaced, which is quite common in older cars, this probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In such cases, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, and here the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Tips for Dodge Journey key fob replacement – What to ask and verify before and after you get a new key fob:

Dodge Journey key fob replacement - Emergency key, chip and battery

Dodge Journey key fob replacement – Emergency key, chip and battery

Very often when people get a replacement key fob, there are certain things they forget to check and ask the dealer or locksmith.

We gathered here the most relevant information and tips to make sure you won’t face a problem down the road.

First,

Make sure to get the key code of your Dodge Journey key fob – Every key fob, has a unique code which locksmiths and dealers use to know the exact cuts to match your ignition, door and trunk cylinders.

Obviously, this code is different from one car to another. This key code costs money, and before the locksmith or dealer cut you a new key fob, they must pay to get the code from the Dodge database, which may cost them up to $100. Make sure you write down this key code and keep it in a safe place. In case you lose your Dodge Journey key fob again in the future, it will cost you less to get a replacement, and the process will be faster.

The key fob on the inside, chip and emergency key - Dodge Journey

The key fob on the inside, chip and emergency key – Dodge Journey

Second,

Verify they cut you the emergency key, and that it works on the doors cylinders and trunk – Every key fob comes with an emergency key attached to it. The emergency key can be used to access the car in case the battery is dead.

Verify the emergency key is working smoothly on all cylinders

Verify the emergency key is working smoothly on all cylinders

Uncut emergency key on cutting machine - Automotive locksmith

Uncut emergency key on cutting machine – Automotive locksmith

Sometimes, when locksmiths or dealers program a new replacement key fob, they forget to cut the emergency key as well.

Emergency key after it was cut

Emergency key after it was cut

Make sure they cut you the emergency key and that it works for each door and the trunk to avoid a future lockout situation. It should work smoothly, just like your house key. Don’t be lazy, check it on site.

Emergency key cut - Make sure they cut it for you and check it works

Emergency key cut – Make sure they cut it for you and check it works

Finally,

know which battery your Dodge Journey key fob has – These key fobs, like all key fobs, are battery operated. Make sure you know the type of battery you need and keep a spare one. (Dodge Journey key fobs usually use CR-2032 battery).

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Q: Can I get a Dodge Journey key replacement by its VIN?

A: That depends on the year of manufacture of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN gives dealers or automotive locksmiths the option of accessing the key code on file – i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, Dodge dealers will no longer have its key code record, so an automotive locksmith will be your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key, the codes should be available. However, as coding is required, you will have to either tow the car to the dealer, or have an automotive locksmith come and code the key on site.

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Q: Dodge Journey key programming – which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

A: Dodge has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

Key coding machine for Dodge key fobs and transponder keys

Key coding machine for Dodge key fobs and transponder keys

To make things simple, we divided all Dodge keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that need to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Dodge non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them, so no programming is needed.

Dodge Journey has none of this key type – all Dodge Journey keys have a chip and need to be programmed.

 

For Dodge Journey keys that need to be programmed, you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Car key coding machine for Dodge key fobs and transponder keys

Car key coding machine for Dodge key fobs and transponder keys

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

M3N-40821302, IYZ-C01C.

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Keyless entry information for the Dodge Journey:

For year models 2009 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key fobs.

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Dodge Journey key fob battery – important information: How to replace, size, cost, and more.

Dodge Journey model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob, here is some important information you should know about the battery.

 

There are 2 types of key fobs that are battery operated:

 

Key fob: (like in the picture below)

Dodge Journey remote key fob battery replacement information

Dodge Journey remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Dodge key fob battery, type of battery and more: (Used for Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep)

 

Remote key fob: (like in the following picture)

Dodge Journey remote key fob battery replacement information

Dodge Journey remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Dodge key fob battery, type of battery and more: (Used for Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep)

 

Things to remember when your Dodge Journey key fob battery is dead:

First, even if the key fob’s battery is dead, you still can unlock and start your Journey. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the doors as shown below:

Dodge fob emergency key

Dodge fob emergency key

 

The key fob on the inside - battery , chip and emergency key (Fobik)

The key fob on the inside – battery , chip and emergency key (Fobik)

How to start Dodge Journey with a dead key fob?

You can start your Dodge Journey by pushing the “Start” button with your key fob. The car’s computer recognizes the chip inside the key fob and authorizes the process.

Push the "start" button with your dead key fob to start the car like in this picture

Push the “start” button with your dead key fob to start the car like in this picture

This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the key fob battery is dead.

 

For Dodge Journey models that use Fobik key like in the picture below:

Dodge Journey Fobik key - Can still start the car even if the battery is dead

Dodge Journey Fobik key – Can still start the car even if the battery is dead

First,

Take the cover off, like in the picture below:

Gently remove the key cover

Gently remove the key cover

 

Expose the designated spot for the Fobik

Expose the designated spot for the Fobik

Second,

Insert the Fobik and turn, clock wise, like in the picture below:

Insert the Fobik and turn clock wise to start the car

Insert the Fobik and turn clock wise to start the car

 

Dodge Journey key fob battery information:

Dodge Journey key fobs are battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need.

The type of battery you need is a CR-2032. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can order one online here.

Also, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, AutoZone, etc.

 

Here is some general information about the Dodge Journey key fob battery:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

CR-2032 key fob battery replacement

CR-2032 key fob battery replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on several factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Dodge Journey key fob and extend its battery life, it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can order one online here.

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