Nissan Frontier Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Nissan Frontier Key. Tips, Cost, Your Options and More.

Nissan Frontier Car Keys Replacement

Nissan Frontier Car Keys Replacement

 

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In this article:

Nissan Frontier Replacement car keys – Introduction

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

Coding a new Nissan key on-site by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Nissan key on-site by an automotive locksmith

Have you lost your Nissan Frontier car keys – How do I get a new replacement key? What options do I have?

Nissan Frontier key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Nissan Frontier car key replacement cost

All Nissan key fobs and transponder keys need to be coded by a special machine

All Nissan key fobs and transponder keys need to be coded by a special machine

Can I get a replacement Nissan Frontier key by VIN?

Nissan Frontier key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry information Nissan Frontier

 

Introduction:

The Nissan Frontier was introduced in 1998. This model has three types of keys.

Transponder Chip Key: 2002-2020 – Two types of keys.

Non-Transponder Key: 1998-2001 – One type of key.

Original Nissan key replacement

Original Nissan key replacement

  • Please keep in mind that while some keys/key fobs may look the same they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/fob.
  • Already have your key? Need programming information on how to program Nissan Frontier transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

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

 

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (NI04T)

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Nissan Frontier Transponder Key Replacement NI04T

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Nissan Frontier Transponder Key Replacement NI04T

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005: (NI01T or NI02T)

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Nissan Frontier Transponder Key Replacement NI01T

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Nissan Frontier Transponder Key Replacement NI01T

 

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Nissan Frontier Transponder Key Replacement NI02T

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Nissan Frontier Transponder Key Replacement NI02T

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001: (X237/DA34)

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Nissan Frontier Non-Transponder Key Replacement X237/DA34

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Nissan Frontier Non-Transponder Key Replacement X237/DA34

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Nissan Frontier car keys, have no spare and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

Nissan Frontier Car Keys Replacement

Nissan Frontier Car Keys Replacement

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

Generally speaking, you have three options:

All Nissan key fobs and transponder keys require coding - Auto locksmith coding machine on-site

All Nissan key fobs and transponder keys require coding – Auto locksmith coding machine on-site

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Nissan Frontier cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Second, tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you.
Push to start key fob ALWAYS require coding

Push to start key fob ALWAYS require coding

A word of caution: The type of key you need will depend on the year and model of your Nissan Frontier. Therefore, the options on how to get a new key made and programmed depending on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder or a regular 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 the service?

Nissan Frontier Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Nissan Frontier Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 2020 Nissan Frontier.

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). That would help the locksmith or dealer verifying the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had.

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

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

Nissan Frontier Key Replacement Cost

Nissan Frontier Key Replacement Cost

A: The answer below is a short explanation. For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement cost

In short, to replace a Nissan Frontier key can cost between $50-$270. It 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
Price of cutting a new Nissan Frontier key may vary

Price of cutting a new Nissan Frontier key may vary

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. Click here to see this model type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.

In addition, it depends on where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

Automotive locksmith coding a new Nissan key fob

Automotive locksmith coding a new Nissan key fob

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 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.

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Q: Can I get a Nissan Frontier key replacement by VIN?

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

The VIN allows the dealer or an automotive locksmith the option to access the key code on file, i.e. to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process very fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. For Nissan Frontier vehicles that are older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Nissan Frontier vehicles that are equipped with a transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are available. However, programming is necessary and therefore you will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Nissan Frontier key programming – which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tool & more

Coding machine used by an automotive locksmith for Nissan cars

Coding machine used by an automotive locksmith for Nissan cars

A: Nissan Frontier 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 with 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 Nissan Frontier keys into 2 categories:

  1. No programming needed (non-transponder keys)
  2. Keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer (transponder or remote keys).

 

No Programming needed:

Nissan Frontier non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

X237/DA34.

 

Nissan Frontier keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Nissan Frontier Car Key Programming Tool

Nissan Frontier Car Key Programming Tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them and programming is needed. In addition, a special machine is needed to program them and therefore an automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you (Usually for models made after 1998).

NI04T, NI01T or NI02T.

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Q: I have a Nissan Frontier 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: The Nissan Frontier 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 Nissan Frontier entry system.

 

Keyless entry information for the Nissan Frontier:

Keyless Entry Information Nissan Frontier

Keyless Entry Information Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier has 4 keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

2005-2020: CWTWBU733 (Choose Method A)

2002-2004: KBRASTU15 (Choose Method A)

2001: KBRASTU10 (Choose Method A)

1998-2000: KOBUTA3T (Choose Method A)

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