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What to do when your Hyundai car key is lost and how to get a replacement:
- First, make sure you don’t have a spare key. Many times we put a key somewhere just for this day when we will lose our key and forget about it.
- In addition, if you decided to call an automotive locksmith, remember to provide the exact year, make and model, e.g. “I lost my keys to my 2011 Hyundai Tucson, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2014 Hyundai Elantra, 2015 Hyundai Accent” etc. This is important so the locksmith will know he or she has the right key blank.
- Furthermore, always ask if the key needs to be programmed, i.e Lost Hyundai key fob or 2010 Hyundai Sonata needs to be programmed, whereas 1997 Hyundai Accent doesn’t.
- In case you need a new ignition, make sure you tried getting a new key first. Changing the ignition for Hyundai cars is more expensive and it will result in a different key for the doors and ignition.
- Moreover, before calling the dealer to get a replacement Hyundai key, ask if you can pick up the new key, or have to tow the car there.
- In addition, when the key won’t turn in the ignition, mention if this is something that just happened for the first time or is it an ongoing problem.
- Moreover, mention if the ignition was changed before. It may prevent from a locksmith or the dealer cut you a new key by code.
- Finally, make sure you have the VIN of the car and relevant documents to show ownership of the car. The title, registration, ID etc.
Q: Hyundai key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace Hyundai key without the original? What is the average price?
A: In short, to replace a Hyundai key usually cost between $90-$400. It depends on a few factors:
- Type of key
- The year manufactured
- Time of day & your location
- Where you get a key replacement (Dealer, automotive locksmith, online etc)
- Availability of code to cut a new key
- Original ignition or not
The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe the most important factors.(chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better security features the key had and therefore you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Choose your Hyundai model(from the drop-down menu) and type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.
In addition, it depends where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation.
The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. However, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the total price is usually higher.
Furthermore, consider that if you are looking to have a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.
Finally, in case your Hyundai ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.
Q: I need a 2014 Hyundai Elantra replacement car “push to start” key, what should I do and how can I get a duplicate car key?
A: We can help you with that. We offer fast mobile, on-site replacement car, remotes & push to start fobs and duplicate key for all Hyundai car keys. In addition, we can program those keys as well.
Q: How long does it take to make a replacement key for 2009 Hyundai Equus? I lost my original, have no spare and need a duplicate car key made.
A: Generally speaking, for a new Hyundai key or fob, the process should take between one hour to two, depends on the year make and model of the car.
Q: How can I know if my 2012 Hyundai Genesis key had a chip in it? I understand that some keys need to be programmed and some do not?
A: A good rule of thumb is that a key that had a plastic cover at the top and/or the was made after the year of 2000, most chances had a chip in it.
Hence, in case you lost your Hyundai key and the key had a chip in it, it will have to be programmed on site in order to start the car.
An automotive locksmith for Hyundai keys replacement can do that on site. Alternatively, you can contact the dealer, but the car will have to be towed there.
Below, an example of the different type of Hyundai keys & remote “push to start button” fobs:
Fob car key – Hyundai Fob remote “push to start” car key: Usually looks like some sort of remote. This fob car key has a chip and therefore will need to be programmed.
Below, Hyundai car key that has a transponder chip in it and therefore NEEDS to be programmed. The chip is located inside the cover at the top.
Below, Hyundai key that doesn’t have a chip in it and therefore DOESN’T NEED to be programmed. Simple metal key.
Q: I Lost my 2014 Hyundai Sonata “push to start button” car key fob and have no spare or AAA. Can an automotive locksmith make a replacement Hyundai key on site or do I have to tow the car to the dealer?
A: Sure, an automotive locksmith can make a replacement key or fob for Hyundai cars. However, not all automotive locksmith have the necessary equipment to cut and program the key and therefore it would be wise to verify with the locksmith he can cut and program the key.
Q: My 2012 Hyundai Azera ignition key won’t turn, what is the reason and can you change my ignition for me?
A: There may be a few reasons why the ignition key won’t turn. Worn out key, stuck, rusted ignition or broken wafers. An automotive locksmith for Hyundai cars can determine the reason on site as well as the solution. We can help you with that.
In addition, in case you lost your Hyundai ignition key, please remember that in most cases, there is no need to change the ignition. For more information please visit: My ignition key wont turn
Q: My 2011 Hyundai Sonata smart key will not start the car. The battery is new, the lights are on and the radio works. What may be the reason?
A: There may be a few reasons why the key won’t start the car. A mechanical problem or key related problem. Please visit: My ignition key won’t start the car for more information.
Q: Do you make duplicate transponder car keys with a chip for 2014 Hyundai Accent? I lost my only set of keys and therefore I need a locksmith for Hyundai cars.
A: Yes. We can make replacement car keys and fobs to all Hyundai models. In addition, we provide mobile service at your location. Please call us for immediate assistance.
Q: I lost my only set of keys for my 2016 Hyundai Veloster and have no spare. I wanted to know how and is it possible to make a duplicate replacement car key without the original?
A: Yes. We can make replacement car keys and fobs for all Hyundai models, including duplicate keys without the original. Moreover, we can unlock the car for you as well. Please call us for immediate assistance.
Q: How can I get a replacement smart chip ignition key for my 2016 Hyundai Sonata? I lost my car keys and have no spare. In addition, does it cost more to unlock the car as well?
A: You have a few options. First, to call an automotive locksmith who specializes in Hyundai car keys replacement.
In addition, There should not be any extra charge to unlock the door if we make a new car key for you. The second option is to tow the car to the dealer. Finally, you can order the key online.
Please remember that unlocking the door for you while making a new car key is free of charge. Please call us for more information.
Q: Can you explain why there is a difference in the cost of replacement keys between Hyundai models? What would be the price for a newer model at the dealer VS an automotive locksmith?
A: The price for Hyundai key replacement vary depends on the make and model. There are mainly two different type of Hyundai keys when it comes to replacement key cost:
- Non-transponder chip key – No need to program the key.
- Transponder chip keys – Need to program the key.
Here we will give an example of what the expected price for a key replacement would be:
Non-transponder replacement key cost –
Since these no programming is needed, you can call the dealer to cut you a new replacement key and pick it up at your convenience.
However, in case the ignition was changed before, as may happen with older models, the codes the dealer has on file will not work and therefore the key won’t turn in the ignition.
In addition, important to remember that the dealer has only codes for the original ignition and up to certain years on file. In case the car is too old, it may be a problem to get a replacement key from the dealer.
Estimated cost: Usually around $75 for a new key.
A locksmith usually charges a service fee plus the cost of the parts and labor for a replacement key.
Therefore, you should expect to pay more than the dealer would charge. However, since the cost of a non-transponder chip key is minor you shouldn’t pay much more than the dealer charge and you have the convenience of a solution at your location as many locksmiths offer mobile service.
Estimated cost: Usually around $135.
Transponder chip / “push to start” / fob / remote Hyundai replacement key cost:
These type of keys have to be programmed in order to start the car and therefore the car will have to be towed to the dealership which will result in an additional cost.
The estimated cost for a transponder key: Usually around $150 for a new key.
An estimated cost for a remote key: Usually around $350 for a new key.
A locksmith usually charges a service fee plus the cost of the parts and labor for a replacement key. Therefore, you should expect to pay more than the dealer would charge.
However, an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service can make you the key on site and therefore save you the time, money and hassle of towing the car to the dealer.
The estimated cost for a transponder key: Usually around $250 for a new key.
An estimated cost for a remote key: Usually around $400 for a new key.
Q: I called my Hyundai dealer as I need a replacement key for my 1996 Hyundai Accent. Unfortunately, they told me they can’t make me a replacement key as they don’t have the information on file. Can you explain why is that, where can I get a replacement key and how much should it cost?
A: Yes. Hyundai dealers, like other car brand dealer, use a code to cut a replacement key. These type of codes are available only for limited years, usually about 10 years or so.
Therefore, if your Hyundai model is older than ten years ago, you may have a problem of getting a replacement key from the dealer. In this case, an automotive locksmith would be your best option. The estimated cost should be around $135.
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