Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I find the emergency key?

asked by on

How do I find the emergency key?

A: If your car is equipped with the Remote Key...

If your car is equipped with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) key fob, then you also have an emergency key. The RKE system allows you to unlock your vehicle without inserting a key, but it is electronically powered, which means that it will no longer work if the battery in your car is dead. The RKE transmitter can also malfunction, which will keep the keyless entry from working. In either of these events, you’ll need to locate the emergency key, which is located in the key fob.

To access the emergency key, open the mechanical latch at the top of the key fob, and pull out the emergency key.

The emergency key works just like a standard key.

Tip

It is a smart safety precaution to remove the emergency key from the key fob whenever you leave your key fob with someone, such as a valet service. That way, in the event of an emergency, you’ll be able to get in your vehicle as quickly as possible.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car is moving the Ac get cold if I stop the signal or park the Ac get hot

This is a classic symptom is very common. Most likely the cooling fan for the condenser is not turning on allowing the high side of the A/C system to get to hot. This reduces the cooling capacity of your system....

Q: How do I use the mist feature?

The mist feature activates the windshield wipers for one cycle, so that you can wipe away any mist or fog that has accrued on your windshield. To use the mist feature, do the following. Find the multifunction lever on...

Q: Car engine shakes when in idle or Drive

Hello. I am assuming that your motor mounts are collapsed since there is no Check Engine Light on.

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.