Q: Can't lock car

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I can't lock the car, because the key chamber doesn't work.

Hello. If your key is no longer working with the lock cylinder in the vehicle, it may be possible that the cylinder needs to be replaced. This means that you would need a new key for the new cylinder, and if you want the same key to open all of the vehicle’s locks, you would have to replace all the locks as well. As these locks are located in the doors and steering column, and may be difficult to reach, I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the locking mechanism and replace the locks and key if necessary.

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