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What to do when your Scion 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 for Scion cars, remember to provide the exact year, make and model, e.g. “I lost my 2015 Scion tC car key, 2009 Scion xB, 2013 Scion iM, 2014 Scion iA” 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 Scion key fob or 2013 Scion iQ needs to be programmed, whereas 1997 Scion models don’t.
- In case you need a new ignition, make sure you tried getting a new key first. Changing the ignition for Scion 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 Scion 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.
FAQ Lost Scion Keys Replacement:
Q: How much does it cost if I lost my 2015 Scion iQ smart key fob and have no spare and need a replacement?
A: That depends on the year, make and model of your car. Generally speaking, to replace a Scion key ranges between $90-$400. However, that price may vary depends on the availability of code, type of key (chip, fob, “push to start”, remote), your location, time of day and more.
In addition, in case you call an automotive locksmith, make sure they have the necessary equipment to cut and program the key.
Q: How can I know if my Scion xB 2015 key had a chip in it? I understand that some keys need to be programmed and some don’t?
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 Scion 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 Scion 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 Scion keys & remote “push to start button” fobs:
Fob car key – 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, Scion 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, car key that doesn’t have a chip in it and therefore DOESN’T NEED to be programmed. Simple metal key.
Q: I lost my 2016 Scion iM fob car key, and have no spare. I need to know how long does it take and do you make replacement Lost Scion keys on site?
A: Generally speaking, for a new Scion key or fob, the process should take between one hour to two, depends on the year make and model of the car.
In addition, when codes are available, this process is even faster.
Q: My Scion iQ 2011 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 Scion cars can determine the reason on site and solution. We can help you with that.
In addition, in case you lost your Scion 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 2013 Scion iA transponder key will not start the car. The battery is good, 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 replacement fob smart car keys with a chip for Scion iQ 2015 & Scion iA? I lost my only set of keys and have no spare.
Q: Can you explain why there is a difference in cost of replacement keys between Scion models? What would be the price for a newer model at the dealer VS an automotive locksmith?
A: The price for Scion key replacement vary depends on the make and model. There are mainly two different type of Scion 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 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 Scion 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 Scion dealer as I need a replacement key for my 1998 Scion. 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. Scion 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 Scion 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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