Here you find answered to all of your Honda pilot key replacement questions.
Lost your Honda pilot keys…
Need a spare?
Your Honda pilot key is not turning?
Having an issue your Honda pilot Key…
Did you lose your Honda pilot key?
Did you your Hand key broke in half and you don’t know what to do? How to call?
or you don’t know who can make a Honda pilot replacement key?
Q: How and where can I get a replacement key for My Honda pilot?
I Misplaced my Honda pilot car keys, have no spare and need replacement key. What should I do to replace my key? Basically, you have three solutions:
- Initially, get in touch with a locksmith that works on cars that offers a mobile service for Honda pilot cars. Our Automotive locksmith department can provide you with that.
- 2nd, tow the car to the dealer.
- Third, request a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut in and program it (if important ) for you.
Furthermore, depends upon the kind of key you had and year e.g. remote, smart fob, push to start, transponder or regular key you may have several options about how to get a new key made.
Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I request service for my Honda pilot?
First, confirm you year, make and model.
In addition, write the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car found on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror. (Click here for more information) That would help the locksmith or dealer verifying the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had.
Additionally, ask if you can come and purchase the key or the tech needs to be with the car. With much older models, codes may not be available and consequently on-site service will be needed to make a new key.
On the other hand, you can tow the car to the Honda locksmith key replacement shop but that would be more pricey.
As a final point, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the needed documents. The title, ID, insurance card etc
Q: Honda pilot key replacement cost– How much does it cost to replace Honda pilot key without having the original? What is the average price?
A: Basically, to replace a Honda pilot key usually cost between $90–$ 400. It depends on a few factors:
- Style of key
- The year manufactured
- Time of day & your location
- Where you get a key replacement (Dealer, automotive locksmith, online etc).
- Availability of code to cut a new key.
- Original ignition or not.
The style of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe one of the most important aspects.(chip, smart fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The more recent cars and trucks is, the greater security features the key had and for that reason you can assume to pay more than $250 for key replacement.
Additionally, it depends where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation.
The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. Nevertheless, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the full price is usually higher.
In addition, think about that if you are wanting to have a Honda locksmith to replace lost keys and come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.
Lastly, in the event your ignition cylinder was modified prior to (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut physically by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.
Q: Can I obtain Honda pilot key replacement by VIN?
A: That depends on the year of your car and style of key you had. The VIN permits the dealer or an automotive locksmith the possibility to access the key code on file, i.e.
To cut you a replacement key by code makes the method very quick and easy. There are, however, two details to think about:
- For vehicles older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an auto locksmith is your only possibility to get a replacement key.
- For vehicles equipped with transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are accessible. However, programming is needed and therefore you will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.
What is a transponder chip key? Why is it necessary to know if I had a chip key?
A: A transponder key is a key that has a security chip in it and consequently will need to be programmed to start the cars and trucks.
A large number of makes and models, from the year 2000 are equipped with an electronic chip key for added security. The chip is generally located within the cover at the top of the key and therefore a lot of times you will not be able to see it.
However, if you try to start the motor vehicle, you will not be able to except if the key was programmed prior.
This is a security element that reduces the chances of robbery by simply reproducing the key. Hence, an automotive locksmith or the dealer would require to program the key for it to start the car.
Furthermore, keys that are ordered online will must be programmed to the car’s computer and for most keys, only a locksmith for cars or the dealer can do that.
Q: Can I program my Honda Pilot Remote fob without needing a locksmith?
A: Yes you can if self programming is a available for your Honda Pilot. Here you can find all the available Honda Pilot free key fob programming instructions.