Steering locked ignition key wont turn

Asked by Apr 23, 2014 at 04:36 PM about the 2003 Land Rover Discovery

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had a new key made from the VIN number.  It unlocks the doors and goes into the ignition but wont budge.  What can I do?

2 Answers

275,145

Sounds like you need to program the key.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

The same happened to me except I still cannot unlock my doors with the new key. If your steering wheel is locked and has tension on it, try wiggling the steering wheel AND key at the same time. You may need to wear the edges of the key a bit. The old key and ignition wear down over time. using fine sandpaper wear off just a little bit at a time on both edges.

Your Answer

Land Rover Discovery Experts

  • #1
    Simon Briggs
    Reputation
    530
  • #2
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    380
  • #3
    chassy
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Land Rover Range Rover
65 Great Deals out of 3,809 listings starting at $2,850
Used Land Rover Discovery Series II
47 listings starting at $3,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
889 Great Deals out of 71,570 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
12 Great Deals out of 1,082 listings starting at $4,400
Used BMW X5
391 Great Deals out of 16,471 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota 4Runner
343 Great Deals out of 29,180 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
366 Great Deals out of 20,465 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Land Rover Discovery For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 1,247 listings starting at $46,700

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.