Q: I lost my only car key. How can I get a replacement?

asked by on October 09, 2016

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Diamante. I have lost the car key. It is programable? Locksmith said something about a key code on passenger side door. Nothing there. Any possibility of key code with my VIN?

My car has 179000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I would contact your local Mitsubishi dealer. They should be able to make you a key based off of your VIN number. Sometimes emailing is more efficient than trying to set an appointment. Try going to Mitsubishi’s website and find their contact us page. You should be able to send them a message or request services (new key) online. Good luck!

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

2001 BMW 325Ci E46 3 series: turns over, no start, no spark, no communication on scanner. New battery was installed.

Hi there. Unfortunately, when the ECU is not connecting to the digital scanner, that's an indication of a failed ECU. This is only something that can be completed by a BMW certified repair facility, as they keep ECU programming pretty...

What would your advice be to a person who needs to get a smog check on their car to make sure it passes the smog check? 2005 Mitsubishi

Hi there - the most straightforward and least expensive approach to this problem is to simply take your vehicle in for testing 15-30 days prior to your "deadline" (birthday month?). Most states or metro areas allow a 30 day "repair...

Car barely going and dying

This can be caused by a number of different problems. Most of the time it occurs when the fuel pressure is low due to a failing fuel pump. It can also be a bad sensor, such as the air flow...

Can a side engine mount leak? 2003 Acura MDX

Hi there - yes, the motor mounts in your Acura are hydraulic, containing a small amount of fluid, and can leak if damaged, or if they fail. I would recommend an engine mount replacement by a mobile, professional mechanic, such...

My car is making a grinding noise when put in gear, and when i come to a stop, while my car is in gear, it starts to jerk

It is not clear if the stalling and the noise are connected. That is, you could have two separate issues. If the car makes noise when you select "drive", that suggests a torque converter or transmission issue. Check the fluid...

Temp gauge goes up and down while driving 2006 Infiniti G35

Hi there - either the recent cooling system work did not thoroughly bleed all the air out of the system, or you still have a bad thermostat - even the new one. A properly working thermostat should manage coolant temperature...

I bought a used vw beetle 2001. diag test came up with codes t0300 t0303 t0172 t0768 mechanic said he would charge 900.00 for the

Each of these codes are for different problems, and would need to be diagnosed. If you are low on coolant, then your misfire may be due to a blown head gasket and the first three codes. The last code, P0768,...

Why is my 2009 Ford Taurus still running hot after I put new water pump, new thermostat on and flush radiator twice but it still runs hot.

You may still have air pockets in the cooling system. If you do not bleed out the air it will still overheat. After bleeding all the air out of the engine and heater core then see if it still overheats....

Car pulls to the right after tire rotation and balancing

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Infiniti EX35. A pull to the right is not normal. If the alignment is in specification, then the frame needs to be checked as it may not be straight. If it is, then...

Related articles

Is a Keyless Push-Button Ignition More Reliable?
Vehicle Vehicle starting systems have evolved significantly since their inception. When automobiles were initially introduced, you had to manually crank the engine over with a handle on the front of your engine compartment. The next phase involved a lock and...
How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Utah
There There are plenty of items we have to keep track of when it comes to documents and papers. It’s only natural that sometimes items go missing, or can even be stolen. If that missing item happens to be your...
How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Massachusetts
As As a vehicle owner you have a title that proves the vehicle is yours and you are the registered owner. Over time it's not unheard of for this title to get lost, damaged, or even stolen. This can be...