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- car lock-smith Hi there! Have you broken or misplaced the key to your Kia? Do you wish to copy keyless entry device, transponder key or high sec? Gazing for an affordable and convenience key replacement solutions?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Kia keys replacement. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to duplicate or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Kia key, locks and ignition burdens.

Does Kia use transponder keys?

transponder keys Amanti 2004 was the first Kia model to use transponder keys. Since 2011 all other models adopt standard chipped key systems. All Kia vehicles use sidewinder type key. Since 2007 few models use proximity fobs (Proximity Key and smart entry key) with transponders inside.

What's Kia transponder key used for?

vehicle anti-theft Kia Transponder system is a vehicle anti-theft technology. It stores a record of existing functional keys in the vehicle computer and only recognized keys can start the vehicle.

How does Kia transponder key work?

The immobilizer system consists of the ECM and a SMARTRA unit. The SMARTRA is an integrated inductive antenna placed around the ignition lock assembly. Initially, all valid transponder are stored in the ECM. Then a key teaching procedure program the vehicle specific data into each transponder memory.

When the key inserted to the ignition, the SMARTRA converts the radio frequency signal of the transponder into serial communication. Then it send the translated signal to the ECM. The ECM and the transponder carries out the check using special encryption algorithm. When a wrong key with unmatched code inserted, the vehicle becomes immobilized until the proper key used.

Can I program a Kia transponder key myself?

No you can't! Programming duplicate Kia keys requires dedicated diagnostic equipment, the vehicle onsite and all keys present.

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

  • Kia Borrego 2009+
  • Kia Forte 2011+
  • Kia Soul 2009+
  • Kia Amanti 2004-09
  • Kia Sportage 2011+
  • Kia Spectra 2009+
  • Kia Sedona 2011+
  • Kia Cadenza 2009+
  • Kia Sorento 2011+
  • Kia Optima 2010+
  • Kia Rio 2011+
  • Kia Rondo 2011+
  • Kia K900 2009+

How to duplicate Kia keys and remotes?

duplicate keys Kia keys up to 2003 has no chip and duplicated by a laser key cutting process with no programming. you can get a duplicate key at the dealer, locksmith or even hardware stores with laser key cutting machine.

For later years, if you have at least one functional key, you have 2 options to get a copy:

Kia key made by VIN

In 2007 Kia switched to an encrypted transponder keys. Programming extra keys to this car requires diagnostic equipment and the proper programmers. To duplicate a key by the VIN, you will need the VIN number ands a proof of ownership. The key cut and program at the dealer or with a locksmith and all previous keys are present.

Kia key cloning

Cloning is copying the key cut and program data onto a new transponder blank. Using dedicated cutters and programmers the key cut and programmed to match the original. Cloning is also done by the dealer or a locksmith.

Lost Kia key! What to do?

lost key madeIn the case of losing all your keys, the ECU reprogrammed to accept a new key and reject the old one. This is a security measurement assuring the disabling of the old/lost/stolen key.

Reprogramming interface available only to the Kia dealer or to a licensed locksmith. This means that the car towed to the dealer or a mobile locksmith will have to come out to you.

My Kia ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much is a replacement Kia key?

Click on requested service for pricing

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Flip keys $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

Okey DoKey mobile Kia locksmith 24/7

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile vehicle locksmith are operative any time of the day. Ready to handle all your Kia keys and locks burdens. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our work van is comprehensively assembled with current diagnostic, programming and cutting equipment able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We feel self-worth in giving up a cheap price and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Kia expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Smart Key System
  3. Kia Forum - forum dedicated to Kia owners where they can have discussions on specific Kia models.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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