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- vehicle lock-smith Hi there! Have you lost or broken the key to your Nissan? Do you want to duplicate remote key fob, side winder or keyless entry device? In a search for a convenience and affordable replacement keys services?


Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Nissan replacement key. 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 Nissan key, ignition and locks pains.

Does Nissan use transponder keys?

transponder keys Nissan began using the NATS (Nissan Anti Theft System) transponder keys compatible keys with the Nissan Maxima and Pathfinder 1999. Transponder based mechanism are mandatry or optional depends on model and year.

Starting at 2007, Nissan utilized the 'Intelligent Key' keyless access key with a pushbutton-start ignition. This system is optional or mandatory depend on model and year.

What is a Nissan transponder key used for?

car anti-theft Nissan transponder keys mainly used as a vehicle anti-theft technology. Together with the immobilizer, transponders helps protecting your Nissan vehicle from unauthorized access.

The immobilizer initialized to recognize each key by a programmable code. When a key with unmatched code turned in the ignition, the vehicle becomes immobilized. The fuel-pump will shut down and will not start for a few minutes.

How does Nissan immobilizer works?

The key contains an electronic transponder chip hidden in the head of the key initialized with a unique code. When the key slide into the ignition and switch "ON", the chip sends a signal to the immobilizer. If the immobilizer recognize the code, it would send a command to the ECU which allows engine to start. If the code is incorrect, the immobilizer will lock the fuel pump and the engine will halt.

Can I program a transponder key myself?

There is no onboard interface to program duplicate keys! Only registered security professional can enter the key-code and to perform "Immobilizer Reset Request".

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

Following are the list of Nissan models that use transponders:

  • Nissan Altima 2000+
  • Nissan Pathfinder 1999+
  • Nissan Xterra 2002+ (02-08 optional)
  • Nissan NV200 2001+ (optional)
  • Nissan Murano 2003+
  • Nissan Sentra 2000+ (00-06 optional)
  • Nissan Cube 2009+
  • Nissan Quest 2004+
  • Nissan Frontier 2002+ (optional)
  • Nissan Titan 2004+ (optional)
  • Nissan Versa 2007+
  • Nissan 370Z 2007+
  • Nissan 350Z 2003+
  • Nissan Armada 2004+
  • Nissan Maxima 1999+
  • Nissan Leaf 2011+
  • Nissan Juke 2009+
  • Nissan Rogue 2008+

How to duplicate Nissan keys and remotes?

duplicate car keys All Nissan transponders copied by the dealer or a locksmith with all previous keys present.

Nissan key made by VIN

Nissan ECU contains a special key-code saved by the manufacturer with the VIN. The key-code contain information designated for the cuts in the key. Using the VIN and a proof of ownership, a licensed locksmith or the dealer can originate a new key.

Nissan 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.

Lost/stolen key replacement! What to do?

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

Reprogramming interface and tools are available only to the Nissan 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 the site of where the car is at.

My Nissan 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 Nissan key?

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.

How long does it takes to make a key?

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile car lock-smith are available 24-7-365. Ready to handle all your Nissan locks and ignition troubles. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop van is comprehensively armed with today's programming, cutting and diagnostic apparatus able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

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


  2. wikipedia - Nissan Intelligent Key
  3. Nissan Forum - Discussion forums for Nissan lovers. Get together to discuss anything related to Nissan automobiles.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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