We received a phone call requiring assistance for a Honda Fit 2009, the key got stuck in the driver door and they were having difficulties removing it. Honda lock cylinders are known to have problems and this causes lots of issues to car owners, the worst is when the ignition cylinder stops working and you can no longer start your vehicle. We highly suggest you lubricate your lock cylinders once in a while and use the key to clean out the dirt that comes out due to the accumulations. Another suggestion would be to make sure your keys are not worn out, specially with Hondas, worn out keys can potentially cause a wafer to bend internally which would stop allowing it to turn, or not allow the key to go in or out anymore.
In this Honda Fit case, it was a bent wafer, we took off the door panels and reached to the lock cylinder, removed the key and changed ALL the wafers inside the lock with OEM Honda Wafers and also cut new master keys to make sure that this problem does not happen in the near future.
Do not hesitate to contact us for future needs and be assured that we have the experts on site to service your vehicle for any car key/fob/lock cylinder needs.
Recently had a customer who had the key stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. Prior to that, the customer mentioned that the ignition key was not turning the ignition lock cylinder without wiggling for minutes and in some cases much longer. These are signs of the wafers within the lock cylinders going bad and time to service it before failing completely like this case.
We removed the ignition lock cylinder and replaced all the wafers with OEM Honda Wafers and also cut a new ignition key. The main culprit that damaged lock cylinders is the key itself, below are images of 2 keys –
Worn out keys –
Fresh cut Honda ignition key –
Auto Key Pro is a local Car Hamilton Locksmith company specializing in automotive/car key and remote, servicing the Burlington, Ancaster, Stoney Creek area. We offer mobile service for lost car keys situations and pop the lock for vehicle unlocks. We also specialize in refurbishing key fobs, cracked shells, keys replacements, remote refurbish, broken keys from shells. In addition, if you have any remotes, Key FOB, remote transmitters, Smart keys, prox/proximity keys electronics that do not work, we have the experts in house that can attempt to repair them. We try out best to save customer money as that’s a win win situation.
To visit your local Car Hamilton Locksmith, you can pass by our store at 961 Main St E in Hamilton. Intersection of Main St E and Gage Ave.
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