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

Suzuki Kizashi key replacement - All you need to know

Suzuki Kizashi key replacement – All you need to know


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In this article:

Suzuki Kizashi Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

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

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

Suzuki Kizashi Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Suzuki Kizashi Car Key Replacement Cost

Key Coding and Programming Machine for Cars

Key Coding and Programming Machine for Cars

Can I get a replacement Suzuki Kizashi key by VIN?

Suzuki Kizashi Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Suzuki Kizashi

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



The Suzuki Kizashi model was introduced in 2010. This model has one type of key.

Remote Key Fob: 2010 to 2012.

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or keys may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key is essential.


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


2010, 2011, 2012: (KBRTS009)

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Q: I lost my Suzuki Kizashi 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 Suzuki Kizashi cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the shop/mechanic.
  3. Order a new ignition/key online and have a mechanic or locksmith install and code 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 Suzuki Kizashi. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depends on whether you need 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., 2012 Suzuki Kizashi.

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

Suzuki Kizashi Key Replacement Cost - Estimate only

Suzuki Kizashi Key Replacement Cost – Estimate only


In short, replacing a Suzuki Kizashi key can cost between $250 to $330. 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.


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.


consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.


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 Suzuki Kizashi key replacement by VIN?

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

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

  1. For Suzuki Kizashi vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Suzuki Kizashi vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. 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: Suzuki Kizashi key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

A: Suzuki 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 Suzuki 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

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

Suzuki Kizashi has none of this key type – the only Suzuki Kizashi key has a chip and needs to be programmed.


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

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.



Keyless entry information for the Suzuki Kizashi:

For year models 2010 to 2012, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key.

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Suzuki Kizashi key fob battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.

Key Fob Batteries

Key Fob Batteries

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

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.


Suzuki Kizashi Key Fob Battery Information:

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Suzuki Kizashi key fob is 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 Suzuki Kizashi key fob battery:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

CR2032 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 Suzuki Kizashi 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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