Today we’re going to focus on an issue that could look trivial to most of you, but has happened to a lot of drivers! In truth, we are going to focus on the of a key locked on you Kia Sportage, and how to proceed if we find ourselves in this position? Whether it doesn’t want to fit in the cylinder or you can’t turn it anymore, we will try to help you discover the cause of this issue and give you the solution. It may seem logical, but when you don’t know all the cars in depth, being in face of a locked key can be disturbing. Before you think about buying a new key or having it rebuilt, go through this article. In this article content, we will first try to explain why the key gets stuck in your cylinder Kia Sportage, and secondly, how to unlock the key from your Kia Sportage.


Why is my key locked in my Kia Sportage?

What could have happened to your car key being blocked in the cylinder of your Kia Sportage? In this part we will try to demonstrate why your key can get stuck. There are several reasons that can cause the key to your car to get locked.

  • Some dirt built up on it, which may trigger the key to get stuck in the cylinder’s sprocket system. It can either prevent it from entering the cylinder correctly, or it can block it inside the cylinder.
  • A broken or damaged key, if your key is cracked, bent or has some of its teeth damaged, it’s bound to have a hard time matching the impression in the barrel of your Kia Sportage.
  • A steering wheel locker activated, which will prevent your key from turning and thus start your Kia Sportage.
  • Finally, it may be that if you have an automatic gearbox, you have the D position engaged and that this prevents the key of your car from turning effectively in the barrel.

All these elements can cause an external or internal blocking of the key of your Kia Sportage, so be sure you examine all these factors to know what issue you are facing.

How to unlock the key of my Kia Sportage

To finish , let’s move on to the remedy part that will allow you to unlock the key of your Kia Sportage. Now that you’ve managed to discover the reason why your key is blocked, we’ll see what answers are available to you to remedy this issue. We will take up the different concerns and give you the corresponding solutions:

  • Dirt blocking the key to your Kia Sportage: If you key is stuck in the cylinder, use a wrench remover and move the key (without too much force) in different directions to try to unlock it. If it doesn’t want to go in anymore, be certain to check it properly and clean out any dirt you may find. If you think the dirt is in the cylinder or switch, move the key back and forth to try to get the dirt out.
  • The key of my Kia Sportage doesn’t turn anymore and my steering wheel is locked: In such a case, it’s your anti-theft system that is turned on, you will have to concurrently turn your steering wheel and your key to unlock it, read this complete tutorial on the steering wheel locked on Kia Sportage to have the complete procedure.
  • Broken, damaged or twisted key: This is the most troublesome case, if it is only twisted, you can try to straighten it on a flat surface with a sledgehammer, if it is harmed you will unfortunately have to use the duplicate or buy a new copy of the key of your Kia Sportage. If it is damaged and you do not have a duplicate, you will have to get the code “VIN” and go to your vendor to obtain a copy of your key. In any other case, last solution, convert the cylinder and get a new key.
  • Key locked in my automatic Kia Sportage: In this instance, you’ll only have to go through neutral to unlock your key from the cylinder.

To get more tips on the Kia Sportage, take a look at the Kia Sportage category.