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

Kia Forte key replacement - All you need to know

Kia Forte key replacement – All you need to know

 

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Kia Forte replacement car keys – Introduction

Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte key fob

Automotive locksmith coding a Kia Forte key fob

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

Kia Forte key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Kia Forte car key replacement cost

Key coding and programming machine for Kia Forte keys

Key coding and programming machine for Kia Forte keys

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

Can I get a replacement Kia Forte key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

2021 Kia Forte key fob

2021 Kia Forte key fob

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

Keyless entry information Kia Forte

Remote key fob for a Kia Forte

Remote key fob for a Kia Forte

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

 

Introduction:

Kia Forte car key replacements

Kia Forte car key replacements

Kia Forte model was introduced in 2009. This model has five versions (Kia Forte w/Prox, Kia Forte w/o Prox, Kia Forte Koup, Kia Forte Canada w/Prox, Kia Forte Canada w/o Prox) and eleven types of keys.

2022: Contact us for more information about this key.

Remote key fobs: 2010 to 2021.

Transponder chip keys: 2010 to 2021.

Non-transponder keys: 2009 to 2016.

An automotive locksmith coding a new Kia Forte key

An automotive locksmith coding a new Kia Forte key

    • 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 Kia Forte key fob or transponder key? 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:

 

Kia Forte w/Prox:

 

2022: (Contact us for more information about this key)

 

2019, 2020, 2021: (CQOFD00430)

2019, 2020, 2021 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (CQOFD00430)

2019, 2020, 2021 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (CQOFD00430)

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

 

2017, 2018: (95440-A7600)

2017, 2018 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (95440-A7600)

2017, 2018 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (95440-A7600)

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

 

2014, 2015, 2016: (95440-A7500)

2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (95440-A7500)

2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (95440-A7500)

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

 

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: (95440-1M211)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (95440-1M211)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Forte remote key fob replacement (95440-1M211)

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

 

Kia Forte w/o Prox:

 

2019, 2020, 2021: (CQOTD00660)

2019, 2020, 2021 Kia Forte transponder key replacement (CQOTD00660)

2019, 2020, 2021 Kia Forte transponder key replacement (CQOTD00660)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2017, 2018: (95430-A7200)

2017, 2018 Kia Forte transponder key replacement (95430-A7200)

2017, 2018 Kia Forte transponder key replacement (95430-A7200)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (95440-1M211)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte transponder key replacement (95440-1M211)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte transponder key replacement (95440-1M211)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (KK8-P)

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte non-transponder key replacement (KK8-P)

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte non-transponder key replacement (KK8-P)

 

Kia Forte Koup:

 

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: (KK8-P)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Forte Coup non-transponder key replacement (KK8-P)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Forte Coup non-transponder key replacement (KK8-P)

 

Kia Forte (Canada) w/Prox:

 

2019: (CQOFD00430)

2019 Kia Forte (Canada) remote key fob replacement (CQOFD00430)

2019 Kia Forte (Canada) remote key fob replacement (CQOFD00430)

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

 

Kia Forte (Canada) w/o Prox:

 

2014, 2015, 2016: (95440-1M211)

2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte (Canada) transponder key replacement (95440-1M211)

2014, 2015, 2016 Kia Forte (Canada) transponder key replacement (95440-1M211)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: (HYN14RT14)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Forte (Canada) transponder key replacement (HYN14RT14)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Forte (Canada) transponder key replacement (HYN14RT14)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2010, 2011: (HY15-P)

2010, 2011 Kia Forte (Canada) non-transponder key replacement (HY15-P)

2010, 2011 Kia Forte (Canada) non-transponder key replacement (HY15-P)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

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

How to get a Kia Forte replacement key

How to get a Kia Forte replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Kia Forte 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).
Automotive locksmith cutting a new Kia key

Automotive locksmith cutting a new Kia key

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Kia Forte. 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: Kia Forte key replacement near me – How to find a locksmith or dealer and what should you tell them?

Kia Forte key replacement service near your location - Tips

Kia Forte key replacement service near your location – Tips

First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2020 Kia Forte.

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.

Check a few locksmiths near your location

Check a few locksmiths near your location

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 Kia Forte key fobs and transponder keys must be coded with the car on-site

All Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte key.

You can also try and call a few Kia 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: Kia Forte key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Kia Forte key without the original? What is the average price?

Kia Forte key replacement cost - estimate only

Kia Forte key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Kia Forte key can cost between $130 to $360. 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
Factors to consider about key replacement cost

Factors to consider about key replacement cost

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.

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.

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.

New Kia chip keys coded on-site

New Kia chip keys coded on-site

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 Kia Forte key fob replacement – What to ask and verify before and after you get a new key fob:

Kia Forte key fob replacement - Chip and battery

Kia Forte key fob replacement – 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 Kia Forte 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.

Ask and keep your key code in a safe place

Ask and keep your key code in a safe place

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 Kia 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 Kia Forte key fob again in the future, it will cost you less to get a replacement, and the process will be faster.

Emergency key and key fob - Kia

Emergency key and key fob – Kia

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 Kia Forte 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. (Kia Forte key fobs usually use CR-2032 battery)

 

Q: Can I get a Kia Forte key replacement by its VIN?

Kia Forte key replacement by VIN

Kia Forte key replacement by 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, Kia 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: Kia Forte key programming – which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive locksmith programming a Kia Forte key on-site

Automotive locksmith programming a Kia Forte key on-site

A: Kia Forte 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.

To make things simple, we divided all Kia Forte 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

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

KK8-P, HY15-P.

 

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

Car key coding machine for Kia key fobs and transponder keys

Car key coding machine for Kia 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.

CQOFD00430, CQOTD00660, 95440-A7600, 95440-A7500, 95440-1M211, 95430-A7200, HYN14RT14.

 

Q: I have a Kia Forte key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one I should get? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: Kia Forte has a few keyless entry system options. For newer car models, the key you have contains a built-in keyless entry system (a remote master key or key fob/smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the information relevant to the Kia Forte entry system.

 

Keyless entry information for the Kia Forte:

Keyless entry information Kia Forte

Keyless entry information Kia Forte

Kia Forte has one keyless entry remote. Choose the year of your car:

For year models 2010 to 2021, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key fobs and transponder flip keys.

2009-2013: PINHA-T008 (No Self-Programming – automotive locksmith or dealer only)

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Kia Forte key battery – important information: How to replace, size, cost, and more.

Key fob batteries

Key fob batteries

 

Key fob battery replacement - Kia

Key fob battery replacement – Kia

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

Flip key battery replacement - Kia

Flip key battery replacement – Kia

 

There are 2 types of keys that are battery operated:

Key fob: (like in the picture below)

Kia Forte remote key fob battery replacement information

Kia Forte remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Kia Forte remote key fob’s battery, type of battery and more:

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

Key fob: (like in the following picture)

Kia Forte remote key fob battery replacement information

Kia Forte remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Kia Forte remote key fob’s battery, type of battery and more:

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

 

Key fob: (like in the following picture)

Kia Forte remote key fob battery replacement information

Kia Forte remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Kia Forte remote key fob’s battery, type of battery and more:

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

 

Transponder flip key: (like in the following picture)

Kia Forte flip key battery replacement information

Kia Forte flip key battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Kia Forte transponder flip key’s battery, type of battery and more:

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

 

Transponder flip key: (like in the following picture)

Kia Forte flip key battery replacement information

Kia Forte flip key battery replacement information

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Kia Forte transponder flip key’s battery, type of battery and more:

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

 

Things to remember when your Kia Forte key fob battery is dead:

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

Kia key fob and emergency key

Kia key fob and emergency key

 

The key fob on the inside - Battery, chip and emergency key

The key fob on the inside – Battery, chip and emergency key

How to start Kia Forte with a dead key fob?

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

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

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

Inside look of Kia Forte flip key

Inside look of Kia Forte flip key

 

Kia Forte key battery information:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

Kia Forte key fobs and transponder flip keys 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 Kia Forte key battery:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

CR-2032 key battery replacement

CR-2032 key 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 Kia Forte 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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