Every day people lose their car keys. It’s a pain! Mile High Locksmith knows how annoying this situation is and would like to share some information with you on what you can do if you have lost your Honda Odyssey key, and you don’t have any spare key to make a copy from.
Honda Odyssey replacement key options:
The first question that we want to ask you is, are you are worried that someone will find your lost key and try to steal your car? If the answer is yes, here are your options to keep your Honda Odyssey safe.
First Option- best value:
Your first option is to reprogram a new key. If your Honda Odyssey is in the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013, you can erase the information of your old key from your car’s immobilizer and reprogram a new key with new codes. With this option, if someone does find your old key and tries to steal your car, he will only be able to unlock the car door but will not be able to start the engine. This option is a standard operation and should not cost any more from creating a normal new key in these years.
If your Honda Odyssey is in the years 1995, 1996, or 1997, you can rekey your Honda Odyssey’s doors and ignition. This will be costly and if you choose this option we recommend that you shop around for prices between locksmiths and Honda dealerships.
If you are not worried that someone will find your car key and try to steal your car, then we recommend to just make a replacement key to your Honda, which shouldn’t cost too much.
What is the difference between getting my key through a Honda dealership and a locksmith company?
If you lost your only Honda Odyssey key and you don’t have any spare then the cheapest way to get a new Honda Odyssey key depends on what kind of key your Honda Odyssey requires. Some keys will need to be programed to your car. If your Honda Odyssey key needs to be programmed then the cheapest way to get a new key is by using a locksmith company. The locksmith will be able to come to your car’s location which will save you the towing expenses. If your Honda Odyssey key does not need to be programmed then we recommend that you call both a dealer and a locksmith company and shop around for prices.
I have a broken Honda Odyssey car key. How do I repair it?
Honda Odyssey models from the years 2002 and under have just a regular key-blade. This means that if the two pieces of your broken key are still in good shape even when the key is broken in half, it is still possible to read the key’s cut and make you a new one at a low cost. A professional locksmith will be able to do it for you.
If your Honda Odyssey model is a 2003 or higher, it means that your car locks require a high security key and to read the cuts from the broken key will be almost impossible. You will need to ask the locksmith to make you a new key either by code or VIN number.
Mile High Locksmith is a local company in Colorado. If you happen to be in a different state then a good website to search for a mobile locksmith company is the Associated Locksmiths of America. All you do is enter your zip code in their website and change the miles box for a higher distance, then click search. You will find car locksmith companies in your area.