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

Nissan Leaf key replacement - All you need to know

Nissan Leaf key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Nissan Leaf replacement car keys – Introduction

Nissan Leaf keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: Was it a regular key, 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 Leaf car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

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

Nissan Leaf 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 Leaf key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

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

Keyless entry information Nissan Leaf

Remote key fob for a Nissan Leaf

Remote key fob for a Nissan Leaf

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

 

Introduction:

Nissan Leaf car key replacements

Nissan Leaf car key replacements

The Nissan Leaf was introduced in 2011. This model has three types of keys.

Remote key fobs: 2011 to 2020.

Original Nissan key replacement

Original Nissan key replacement

    • 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 Nissan Leaf 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:

 

2018, 2019, 2020: (CWTWB1G0168)

2018, 2019, 2020 Nissan Leaf remote key fob replacement (CWTWB1G0168)

2018, 2019, 2020 Nissan Leaf remote key fob replacement (CWTWB1G0168)

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

 

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: (285E3-3NF4A)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Nissan Leaf remote key fob replacement (285E3-3NF4A)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Nissan Leaf remote key fob replacement (285E3-3NF4A)

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

 

2011, 2012: (285E3-1KM0D or 285E3-1KM0A)

2011, 2012 Nissan Leaf remote key fob replacement (285E3-1KM0D or 285E3-1KM0A)

2011, 2012 Nissan Leaf remote key fob replacement (285E3-1KM0D or 285E3-1KM0A)

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

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Nissan Leaf 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 Nissan Leaf replacement key

How to get a Nissan Leaf replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Nissan Leaf 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).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Nissan Leaf. 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?

Nissan Leaf key replacement service near your location - Tips

Nissan Leaf key replacement service near your location – Tips

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

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

Nissan Leaf key replacement cost - estimate only

Nissan Leaf key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Nissan Leaf key can cost between $300 to $450. 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.

On-site coding of Nissan keys by an automotive locksmith

On-site coding of Nissan keys by an automotive locksmith

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

Nissan Leaf key replacement by VIN

Nissan Leaf 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, Nissan 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.

For more information, click here

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

Automotive locksmith programming a Nissan Leaf key on-site

Automotive locksmith programming a Nissan Leaf key on-site

A: Nissan 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 Nissan 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

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

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

 

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

Nissan Leaf car key programming tool

Nissan Leaf 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.

CWTWB1G0168, 285E3-3NF4A, 285E3-1KM0D or 285E3-1KM0A.

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Keyless entry information for the Nissan Leaf:

For year models 2011 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key fobs.

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

Key fob battery replacement - Nissan

Key fob battery replacement – Nissan

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

Nissan Leaf remote key fob battery replacement information (4 or 5 buttons)

Nissan Leaf remote key fob battery replacement information (4 or 5 buttons)

 

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

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

 

Things to remember when your Nissan Leaf key fob battery is dead:

First, even if the key fob’s battery is dead, this 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

When you want to start your vehicle, you can do so 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.

 

Nissan Leaf key fob battery information:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

Nissan Leaf 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 for CWTWB1G0168 remote key fob and a CR-2025 for 285E3-3NF4A, 285E3-1KM0D or 285E3-1KM0A remote key fobs. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can order CR-2025 online here and CR-2032 here.

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

 

Here is some general information about the Nissan Leaf key fob battery:

Type of battery: CR-2025 lithium

CR-2025 key fob battery replacement

CR-2025 key fob battery replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 2.5 mm

 

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 Nissan Leaf 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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