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

Kia Sorento key replacement - All you need to know

Kia Sorento key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Kia Sorento Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Kia Sorento Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Kia Sorento key

Automotive locksmith coding a Kia Sorento key

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

Kia Sorento Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Kia Sorento Car Key Replacement Cost

Can I get a replacement Kia Sorento key by VIN?

Kia Sorento Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Kia Sorento

Remote key fob for a Kia Sorento

Remote key fob for a Kia Sorento

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

 

Introduction:

Kia Sorento car key replacements

Kia Sorento car key replacements

Kia Sorento was introduced in 1998. This model has four versions (Kia Sorento w/Prox, Kia Sorento w/o Prox, Kia Sorento (Canada), Kia Sorento SUV) and twelve types of keys.

Remote Key Fobs: 2011 to 2021.

Transponder Chip Keys: 2010 to 2011, 2013 to 2020.

Non-Transponder Keys: 1998 to 2008, 2010 to 2020.

Coding a new Kia Sorento key by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Kia Sorento key by an automotive locksmith

    • 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 Sorento 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 Sorento w/Prox:

 

2020, 2021: (SY5MQ4FGE07)

2020, 2021 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (SY5MQ4FGE07)

2020, 2021 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (SY5MQ4FGE07)

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

 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (TQ8-FOB-4F06)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (TQ8-FOB-4F06)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (TQ8-FOB-4F06)

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

 

2013, 2014, 2015: (95440-1U500)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (95440-1U500)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (95440-1U500)

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

 

2011, 2012, 2013: (95440-1U050)

2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (95440-1U050)

2011, 2012, 2013 Kia Sorento remote key fob replacement (95440-1U050)

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

 

Kia Sorento w/o Prox:

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (95430-C5100)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Kia Sorento transponder key replacement (95430-C5100)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Kia Sorento transponder key replacement (95430-C5100)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2013, 2014, 2015: (95430-1U500)

2013, 2014, 2015 Kia Sorento transponder key replacement (95430-1U500)

2013, 2014, 2015 Kia Sorento transponder key replacement (95430-1U500)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (HY18R-P)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Kia Sorento non-transponder key replacement (HY18R-P)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Kia Sorento non-transponder key replacement (HY18R-P)

 

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015: (KK10-P)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Kia Sorento non-transponder key replacement (KK10-P)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Kia Sorento non-transponder key replacement (KK10-P)

 

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002: (X267/KK4)

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Kia Sorento non-transponder key replacement (X267/KK4)

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Kia Sorento non-transponder key replacement (X267/KK4)

 

Kia Sorento (Canada):

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: (95430-C5100)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Kia Sorento (Canada) transponder key replacement (95430-C5100)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Kia Sorento (Canada) transponder key replacement (95430-C5100)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2013, 2014, 2015: (TQ8-RKE-3F05)

2013, 2014, 2015 Kia Sorento (Canada) transponder key replacement (TQ8-RKE-3F05)

2013, 2014, 2015 Kia Sorento (Canada) transponder key replacement (TQ8-RKE-3F05)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2010, 2011: (KK9-PT)

2010, 2011 Kia Sorento (Canada) transponder key replacement (KK9-PT)

2010, 2011 Kia Sorento (Canada) transponder key replacement (KK9-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Kia Sorento SUV:

 

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008: (X232/HY12)

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Kia Sorento SUV non-transponder key replacement (X232/HY12)

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Kia Sorento SUV non-transponder key replacement (X232/HY12)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Kia Sorento car keys, have no spare, and 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 Kia Sorento 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 Sorento. 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: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Kia Sorento.

Also, 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.

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 Sorento key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Kia Sorento key without the original? What is the average price?

Kia Sorento key replacement cost - estimate only

Kia Sorento key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Kia Sorento key can cost between $50 to $340. The cost depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  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 (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can 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 transponder keys coded on-site

New transponder 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,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, 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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Q: Can I get a Kia Sorento 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. For vehicles older than 10 years: Kia dealers don’t keep a record for vehicles older than 10 years. An automotive locksmith is therefore your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key: Codes are 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.

For more information, click here

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Q: Kia Sorento key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

A: Kia Sorento 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 Sorento keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs 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. Therefore, no programming is needed.

HY18R-P, KK10-P, X267/KK4, X232/HY12.

 

Kia Sorento keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Kia Sorento car key programming tool

Kia Sorento car key programming tool

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.

SY5MQ4FGE07, TQ8-FOB-4F06, 95440-1U500, 95440-1U050, 95430-1U500, 95430-C5100, TQ8-RKE-3F05, KK9-PT.

 

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

A: Kia Sorento has a few keyless entry system options. For newer 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 for Kia Sorento entry system.

 

Keyless entry information for the Kia Sorento:

Keyless entry information Kia Sorento

Keyless entry information Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento has a few keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

For year models 2011 to 2021, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key fobs.

2011-2013: PINHA-T036 (No Self-Programming – automotive locksmith or dealer only)

2007-2010: PLNHM-T011 (No Self-Programming – automotive locksmith or dealer only)

2004-2006: PLNBONTEC-T016 (No Self-Programming – automotive locksmith or dealer only)

2003-2004: PLNBONTEC-T009 (No Self-Programming – automotive locksmith or dealer only)

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Kia Sorento 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 Sorento model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob or a transponder flip key, 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 Sorento remote key fob battery replacement information

Kia Sorento remote key fob battery replacement information

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

 

Key fob: (like in the following picture)

Kia Sorento remote key fob battery replacement information

Kia Sorento remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Key fob: (like in the following picture)

Kia Sorento remote key fob battery replacement information

Kia Sorento remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Transponder flip key: (like in the following picture)

Kia Sorento flip key battery replacement information

Kia Sorento flip key battery replacement information

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

 

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

First, when the battery is dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.

How the key fob looks inside, battery and emergency key

How the key fob looks inside, battery and emergency key

If you want to start your vehicle, you can do it by placing the key fob in the charging area once you are in the car. This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the battery is dead.

Finally, let the key fob charge until you get to a place when you can replace the key fob battery.

Inside look of Kia Sorento flip key

Inside look of Kia Sorento flip key

 

Kia Sorento Key Battery Information:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

Kia Sorento key fobs and 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 it online here.

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

 

Here is some general information for Kia Sorento key 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 a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Kia Sorento key fob and extend its battery life it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can get it online here.

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