Having trouble getting a replacement key or even a spare key made for company Freightliner. The problem is even when I go into the hardware store, they do not have the key type. Is there an easy way to get a extra truck key made?
Freightliners blank keys with or without Chip are not commonly found in hardware stores and not every locksmith mobile or not will carry them.
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who happens to read this article: next time you’re at one of your companies terminals make a call to a local and professional locksmith and have them duplicate your freightliner key. One stays in the truck at all times and one on you all the time. it will save you money and precious time. Remember not everyone can just make these keys.
I bought a used Sprinter that only came with one key, so off to the Dodge dealer to get a new one. I tried to order a “flat” key i.e. the key without the auto lock/unlock transmitter. They ended up only ordering the flat blade replacement for the transmitter fob. It will unlock my doors, but not start the engine . The guys at the Dodge Dealership couldn’t explain it; I assume this is because the replacement blade doesn’t have the “chip” coded to my vehicle. Is there anyone who could actually make a Mercedes Sprinter key that I can use on my van ? a car key that will be cut and coded. Or do I have to order through the dealer and wait an un defined time than pay for the key alone about $300 without all the additional key programming etc. ? Any ideas appreciated.
A briefing about Sprinter provided by Wikipedia : The first generation North American Sprinter was launched in 2001 in the U.S. and was originally branded as a Freightliner. Units sold to the rest of North America were badged as Mercedes-Benz until 2003 when they received Dodge branding. Units in the United States and Canada, it could be purchased as a Dodge or Freightliner from 2003. The product was launched and supported by DaimlerChrysler Vans LLC, a small division based in Huntersville, North Carolina.
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A professional, certified locksmith will be able to help. the locksmith must have the right equipment such as cloners, specific programmers and more with the most recent updates available and the right car key blank to use with it in order to provide you with a key that will open the doors as well as start the ignition.[lead]AKM Auto Key Masters offering full range of Auto locksmith in and around Charlotte North Carolina. Call Us today with your questions 24/7 locksmith services: 704-458-4784.[/lead]