Today we’re going to concentrate on a problem that may appear to be trivial to most of you, but has happened to a lot of motorists! In actual fact, we are going to talk about the of a key locked on you Subaru Forester, and what you can do if you are in this situation? Whether it doesn’t want to fit in the cylinder or you can’t turn it anymore, we will try to help you locate the origin of this issue and give you the remedy. It may seem logical, but when you don’t know all the cars in depth, being confronted with a locked key can be disturbing. Before you think about buying a new key or having it rebuilt, read this guide. In this content, we will first of all try to describe why the key gets stuck in your cylinder Subaru Forester, and secondly, how to unlock the key from your Subaru Forester.


Why is my key locked in my Subaru Forester?

What could have happened to your car key being blocked in the cylinder of your Subaru Forester? In this section we will try to demonstrate why your key can get stuck. There are several answers that can induce the key to your car to get locked.

  • Some dirt accumulated on it, which may cause the key to get stuck in the cylinder’s sprocket device. It can sometimes prevent it from entering the cylinder easily, 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 coordinating the impression in the barrel of your Subaru Forester.
  • A steering wheel locker activated, which will prevent your key from turning and thus start your Subaru Forester.
  • Finally, it may be that if you have an automatic gearbox, you have the D position engaged and that this avoids the key of your car from turning properly in the barrel.

All these reasons can cause an external or internal blocking of the key of your Subaru Forester, so don’t forget to check all these key points to know what issue you are standing in front of.

How to unlock the key of my Subaru Forester

To conclude, let’s move on to the solution section that will let you to unlock the key of your Subaru Forester. Now that you’ve been able to analyze the cause why your key is blocked, we’ll see what solutions are available to you to solve this issue. We will take up the different problems and give you the corresponding answers:

  • Dirt blocking the key to your Subaru Forester: If you key is stuck in the cylinder, use a wrench remover and move the key (without too much pressure) in different directions to try to unlock it. If it doesn’t want to go in anymore, ensure to check it attentively 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 Subaru Forester doesn’t turn anymore and my steering wheel is locked: In this instance, it’s your anti-theft device that is activated, you will have to at the same time turn your steering wheel and your key to unlock it, read this complete article on the steering wheel locked on Subaru Forester to have the complete treatment.
  • Broken, damaged or twisted key: This is the most bothersome circumstance, if it is only twisted, you can try to straighten it on a flat surface with a sledgehammer, if it is damaged you will unfortunately have to use the duplicate or buy a new copy of the key of your Subaru Forester. 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. Otherwise, last option, convert the cylinder and get a new key.
  • Key locked in my automatic Subaru Forester: In this instance, you’ll only have to go through neutral to unlock your key from the cylinder.

Whenever you have any further questions about the Subaru Forester, do not hesitate to consult our Subaru Forester category.