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- car lock-smith Hi there! Did you broken or lost the keys to your Subaru? Do you want to copy high sec, smartkey or transponder key? Inspecting for a low-cost and convenience replacement keys service?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Subaru replacement keys. 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 Subaru key, ignition and locks malfunctions.

Does Subaru use transponder keys?

Subaru transponder key The first Subaru transponder key appeared in 2005 with the Imprezza, Forrester, Legacy and Outback. All other models followed shortly when some adopt a laser cut key.

Since 2009 all models use an encrypted sidewinder transponder or a smart key with a push to start ignition. Subaru uses the (Keyless Access with Push-Button Start) technology as either standard or optional equipment. This proximity key contain a chip that works with a battery.

What is a Subaru transponder key used for?

Vehicle Anti theft The Subaru immobilizer is a secondary security module protecting the vehicle against theft. Without the proper programmed key inputs the car, the fuel to the ignition will be cut-off preventing the engine from starting.

How does Subaru immobilizer works?

The Subaru immmobilizer was invented around 30 years ago with the mission to prevent the car theft. An antenna (coil) integrated in a chip key and an immobilisation control box and reception antenna are integrated in the ECU. Every time the key inserted to the ignition keyhole, the key emit a RFID signal with an encrypted code. The immmobilizer check that the code emitted by the key match the one stored in it's memory. If the code is not recognized, the fuel-pump is shut down and the vehicle will no ignite.

Can I program a duplicate Subaru transponder key myself?

There is no on-board interface to duplicate Subaru transponder keys by yourself. To program the key, a dedicated diagnostic tools, programmers are required. On top of this equipment, the registered dealer or the locksmith must have internet connection to the Subaru Lock Information Site (SLIS). Using the VIN each new key approved by Subaru before it can start the car.

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

Following are the list of Subaru models that use transponders:

  • Subaru Legacy 2006+
  • Subaru Outback 2006+
  • Subaru Imprezza 2005+
  • Subaru Outback 2.5XT / 3.0R 2005+
  • Subaru Tribeca 2008
  • Subaru Forrester 2005+
  • Subaru Legacy GT 2005+

How to duplicate Subaru keys and remotes?

Duplicate Subaru key An immobilized Subaru comes with a master key, submaster key, valet key and a key number plate. The master and submaster key works on the ignition switch, trunk, doors and glove box. The valet key fits only the door locks and ignition switch.

Only the dealer or a locksmith can duplicate keys for Subaru and each vehicle can have up to 4 duplicate keys. A duplicate key can be done by the VIN or by a cloning process:

Duplicate Subaru key by VIN

You will need the 17 character VIN, a proof of ownership which is registration or title and a matching driver license. The locksmith or dealer will use them to obtain the cutting key code which usually cost between $10-$25.

Two important tips before buying a duplicate Subaru key or remote:

  1. One of the main problems owners face when looking for a duplicate key is shortage of blank keys. Don't drive to the dealer before calling with the VIN to make sure they have the key in stock. If they don't have it you can ask them to order it for you which usually takes 3-5 days.
  2. Prices vary slightly depent on the dealer, so for the best price you better call more than one dealership. Call a few dealerships with your VIN and ask for a quote.

  3. Subaru key cloning

    Subaru key cloning is a process of copying the key without having the car. The technician use the data embedded in the original transponder to program a new replicates key.

    A locksmith with Subaru key programmer and diagnosis tool can create cloned key using 2 methods:

    1. Reading the key - scan the key to get it's data and copy it to a new blank
    2. Vehicle OBD port - read the key data from the vehicle and copy to a new blank

    Can I program Subaru key FOB myself?

    There is no onboard interface to program keys. Only the dealer or a locksmith can program keys and remote to all Subaru immobilized models.

    Lost/stolen key replacement! What to do?

    lost key made When you lose all your keys to a Subaru the process is very similar to a key duplication. Reprogramming interface and tools are available only to the Subaru dealer or to a licensed locksmith. The vehicle computer is reprogrammed to accept a new key and reject the lost keys.

    Just like key duplication service, all they need to cut and program a new key is the VIN and a proof of ownership.

    My Subaru ignition key wont turn! What to do?

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

    How much is a replacement Subaru key?

    Service Price
    Car Lockout $60-$120
    Locked keys in trunk $70-$195
    Door lock rekey/repair/change $200-$295
    Lost key replacement $195-$370
    Duplicate car key $185-$220
    Remote/Flip keys $200-$300
    Keyless entry device $220-$320
    Ignition repair $195-$295
    Key extraction $95-$150
    Ignition replacement $250-$320
    EWS/ECU re-flash $400-$700

    * 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 locksmith are on the guard 24-7-365. Ready to handle all your Subaru keys and ignition malfunctions. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

    Our service van is absolutely paired with contemporary programming, cutting and diagnostic appliances able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

    We pride oneself in catering an affordable cost and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Subaru expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


    2. wikipedia - Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
    3. thesubaruforums - The largest online community dedicated to all things Subaru.
    4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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