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

Subaru Forester Lost Car Keys Replacement

Subaru Forester Lost Car Keys Replacement

 

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In this article:

Subaru Forester Replacement car keys – Introduction

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

Automotive locksmith coding a new Subaru key on-site

Automotive locksmith coding a new Subaru key on-site

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

Subaru Forester key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Subaru Forester car key replacement cost

Can I get a replacement Subaru Forester key by VIN?

Key fob, emergency key and battery replacement - Subaru

Key fob, emergency key and battery replacement – Subaru

Subaru Forester key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry information Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester key fob battery – how to change or replace, what is the cost, size and more

 

Introduction:

The Subaru Forester model was introduced in 1998. This model has two versions and nine types of keys.

Remote Key Fob: 2014-2020 – Three types of remote key fobs.

Transponder Chip Key: 2005-2020 – Five types of keys.

Non-Transponder Key: 1998-2004 – One type of key.

On-site coding service for Subaru transponder key

On-site coding service for Subaru transponder key

  • Please keep in mind that while keys/remotes may look the same they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/remote.
  • Already have your key? Need programming information on how to program a Subaru Forester key fob or transponder key? Click here for a step by step information!

 

Quick access: or go to FAQ

 

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

 

 

Subaru Forester w/Prox:

 

2019, 2020: (HYQ14AHK)

2019, 2020 Subaru Forester Remote Key Fob Replacement HYQ14AHK

2019, 2020 Subaru Forester Remote Key Fob Replacement HYQ14AHK

 

2016, 2017, 2018: (HYQ14AHC)

2016, 2017, 2018 Subaru Forester Remote Key Fob Replacement HYQ14AHC

2016, 2017, 2018 Subaru Forester Remote Key Fob Replacement HYQ14AHC

 

2014, 2015: (HYQ14ACX)

2014, 2015 Subaru Forester Remote Key Fob Replacement HYQ14ACX

2014, 2015 Subaru Forester Remote Key Fob Replacement HYQ14ACX

 

 

Subaru Forester w/o Prox:

 

2019, 2020: (CWTWB1G077)

2019, 2020 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement CWTWB1G077

2019, 2020 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement CWTWB1G077

 

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: (CWTWB1U811)

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement CWTWB1U811

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement CWTWB1U811

 

2011, 2012, 2013: (DAT17T42)

2011, 2012, 2013 Subaru Forester Transponder Car Key Replacement - DAT17T42

2011, 2012, 2013 Subaru Forester Transponder Car Key Replacement – DAT17T42

 

2009, 2010: (DAT17T13)

2009, 2010 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement DAT17T13

2009, 2010 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement DAT17T13

 

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008: (SUB4-PT)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement SUB4-PT

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Subaru Forester Transponder Key Replacement SUB4-PT

 

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (X251/SUB1)

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Subaru Forester Non-Transponder Key Replacement X251/SUB1

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Subaru Forester Non-Transponder Key Replacement X251/SUB1

 

 

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FAQ:

 

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

Subaru Forester Lost Car Keys Replacement

Subaru Forester Lost 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:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Subaru Forester 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.

A word of caution: The type of key you need will depend on the year and model of your Subaru Forester. 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?

Subaru Forester Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Subaru Forester Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

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

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car, which you will find on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). This will help the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had and need to replace.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. Its title certificate, your ID, and proof of insurance etc.

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

Subaru Forester Key Replacement Cost

Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester key can cost between $50-$360. 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
Programming for Subaru transponder key with coding machine

Programming for Subaru transponder key with coding machine

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.

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.

"blank" and cut key - Subaru

“blank” and cut key – Subaru

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 Subaru Forester key replacement by VIN?

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

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

  1. For Subaru Forester 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 Subaru Forester 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: Subaru Forester key programming – which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tools & more.

A: The Subaru Forester has different types of keys. Some require programming and some do not. 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 keep things simple, we divide all Subaru Forester keys into two categories:

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

 

No Programming needed:

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

X251/SUB1.

 

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

Subaru Forester Car Key Programming Tool

Subaru Forester Car Key Programming Tool

Keys in this category, such as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them, which requires programming. A special machine is needed to program them and so you will need an automotive locksmith or dealer to do it for you (Usually for models manufactured after 1998).

HYQ14AHK, HYQ14AHC, HYQ14ACX, CWTWB1G077, CWTWB1U811, DAT17T42, DAT17T13, SUB4-PT.

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Q: I have a Subaru Forester 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: Subaru Forester has 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 relevant information.

 

Keyless entry information for the Subaru Forester:

Keyless Entry Information Subaru Forester

Keyless Entry Information Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester has a few keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

2014-2020: There is a built-in keyless entry in the remote keys.

2011-2014: CWTWB1U819

2000-2014: NHVWB1U711

1999-2004: A269ZUA111

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Subaru Forester key fob battery information:

Key Fob Battery - Subaru Forester

Key Fob Battery – Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester 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-1632 for HYQ14ACX remote and a CR-2032 for HYQ14AHK, HYQ14AHC remotes. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can get CR-1632 online here and CR-2032 here.

In addition, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, Autozone, etc.

For more technical information about CR-2032 click here and about CR-1632 battery click here (Size, Thickness, Weight, etc.).

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions and more. To better protect your Subaru Forester 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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