Suzuki Vitara/Grand Vitara Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Suzuki Vitara/Grand Vitara Key. Tips, Cost, Your Options and More.

Suzuki Vitara/Grand Vitara Lost Car Key Replacement

Suzuki Vitara/Grand Vitara Lost Car Key Replacement

 

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In this article:

Suzuki Vitara Replacement car keys – Introduction

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

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

Suzuki Vitara key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Suzuki Vitara car key replacement cost

Can I get a replacement Suzuki Vitara key by VIN?

Suzuki Vitara key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry information Suzuki Vitara

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

 

Introduction:

The Suzuki Vitara model was introduced in 1999. This model has three versions (Suzuki Vitara, Suzuki Grand Vitara w/Prox, Suzuki Grand Vitara w/o Prox) and two types of keys.

Remote Key Fob: 2006-2013 – One type of remote.

Non-transponder key: 1999-2010 – One type of key.

  • Please keep in mind that some keys/remotes may look the same but they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/remote.

 

Quick access: or go to FAQ

 

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

 

Suzuki Grand Vitara w/Prox:

 

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: (KBRTS003)

 

 

Suzuki Grand Vitara w/o Prox:

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: (SUZ20-P)

 

 

Suzuki Vitara w/o Prox:

 

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (SUZ20-P)

 

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FAQ:

 

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

Suzuki Vitara Lost Car Key Replacement

Suzuki Vitara Lost Car Key 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 Suzuki Vitara 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 Suzuki Vitara. 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?

Suzuki Vitara Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Suzuki Vitara Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara.

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

Suzuki Vitara Key Replacement Cost

Suzuki Vitara 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 Suzuki Vitara key can cost between $60-$400. 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 Suzuki Vitara key may vary

    Price of cutting a new Suzuki Vitara 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.

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 Suzuki Vitara key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year of your car and the 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 Suzuki Vitara 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 Suzuki Vitara 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: Suzuki Vitara key programming – Which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tool & more.

A: Suzuki Vitara 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 Suzuki Vitara 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

Car Key Cutting Machine

Car Key Cutting Machine

Suzuki Vitara Non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

SUZ20-P.

 

Suzuki Vitara keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer

Suzuki Vitara Car Key Programming Tool

Suzuki Vitara 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).

KBRTS003.

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Q: I have a Suzuki Vitara 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: Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 relevant information.

 

Keyless entry information for the Suzuki Vitara:

Keyless Entry Information Suzuki Vitara

Keyless Entry Information Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara/Grand Vitara has 1 keyless entry remote. Choose the year of your car:

2006-2013: KBRTS005.

2006-2011: There is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key.

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Suzuki Vitara key fob battery information:

Key Fob Battery - Suzuki Vitara

Key Fob Battery – Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara 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. The average price for this battery is about $5. You can get it online here or at Home Depot, Walmart, Autozone, etc.

For more technical information about this battery (Size, Thickness, Weight, etc.) click here.

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