Locked out

15

Asked by Oct 25, 2011 at 01:41 PM about the Chrysler Sebring

Question type: General

Help! I left the key in the ignition (garaged) and the spare in the glove box. Can I order new using the vin number?
Any idea how I can get a new key

11 Answers

195

I'm hoping you called a locksmith. It will cost you just as much to get the key from the dealer as it would to get it unlocked to get the two keys you already have. Oh and you should leave a key in a magnetic box under the car to keep a spare with you. Never leave the spare in the car for times like this.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
95

get tennis ball put a small hole in it put over the lock hit it hard the air out of ball the should kick the lock open if its got central locking

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
15

Thanks Ted. I only had the spare with me to get it programmed at the dealers, then forgot it was in the car. Wont happen again

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
15

Good idea Barry. Managed to get it sorted by the friendly owner of the Detroit garage over here. He used a piece of wire, and some pieces of wedge shaped wood. Sorted it without leaving a mark anywhere. Makes you wonder just how secure, even modern cars are these days. Thanks again!

195

you're wlecome, sorry I didn't realize it had to be programmed. I had a 99 sebing and it didn't have a key like that. It was just a plain jane key. I still say a locksmith or if you have roadside like I do call them and get it open for free. they do a good job for mine even tho it's a old school s15 jimmy. I trade the sebring for. but good luck either way.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
15

Thanks again Ted!

35

The programmed key is only needed to start the car, not to unlock the cars. If a Chrysler dealer is in a good mood, they can give you key code for the car just based on the VIN number and then a locksmith can easily create a new key.

15

Thanks Chase. Problem is, I live in France and the dealership over here is shared with Mercedes. What will happen now Fiat, can you believe it 'Fiat', are involved well, who knows? I looked through the handbook and it tells you how to code it yourself, but I don't think I will go there, as should something go wrong I might be up the creek without the proverbial paddle!

45

Check with any Chrysler dealership's parts department. The key is probably coded to the vehicle's VIN (found on registration and driver's side dash-look through windshield.)

15

Thanks RetdNavy, problem sorted!

355

Call a Tow Truck, They will open it for you.

Your Answer

Sebring

Looking for a Used Sebring in your area?

CarGurus has 2,653 nationwide Sebring listings starting at $1,531.

ZIP:

Chrysler Sebring Experts

  • #1
    Sparky222
    Reputation
    2,920
  • #2
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    2,030
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler 200
343 Great Deals out of 16,891 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
606 Great Deals out of 39,018 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 300
351 Great Deals out of 20,626 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry Solara
53 Great Deals out of 1,436 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Camaro
500 Great Deals out of 33,536 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chrysler Crossfire
14 Great Deals out of 379 listings starting at $3,593
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 101,100 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Civic
774 Great Deals out of 67,964 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Impala
564 Great Deals out of 36,805 listings starting at $990
Used BMW 3 Series
1,162 Great Deals out of 37,200 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Avenger
112 Great Deals out of 4,353 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
380 Great Deals out of 33,529 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,163 Great Deals out of 67,677 listings starting at $880
Used Nissan Altima
1,209 Great Deals out of 88,952 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
174 Great Deals out of 19,334 listings starting at $3,941

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.