On this page we’re going to focus on a problem that could seem unimportant to most of you, but has happened to a lot of drivers! In fact, we are going to talk about the of a key locked on you Subaru Outback, and how to proceed if you are in this position? Whether it doesn’t want to suit in the cylinder or you can’t turn it anymore, we will try to help you uncover the origin of this trouble and give you the solution. It may seem logical, but when you don’t know all the cars in detail, being faced with a locked key can be disturbing. Before you think about buying a new key or having it remanufactured, go through this guideline. In this article content, we will first try to teach you why the key gets stuck in your cylinder Subaru Outback, and secondly, how to unlock the key from your Subaru Outback.


Why is my key locked in my Subaru Outback?

What could have happened to your car key being blocked in the cylinder of your Subaru Outback? In this section we will try to teach you why your key can get stuck. There are many 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 damaged, bent or has some of its teeth damaged, it’s bound to have a hard time corresponding the impression in the barrel of your Subaru Outback.
  • A steering wheel locker activated, which will prevent your key from turning and thus start your Subaru Outback.
  • 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 causes can cause an external or internal blocking of the key of your Subaru Outback, so don’t forget to check all these points to know what trouble you are facing.

How to unlock the key of my Subaru Outback

Finally, let’s move on to the solution section that will allow you to unlock the key of your Subaru Outback. Now that you’ve been able to evaluate the motive why your key is blocked, we’ll see what answers are available to you to cure this trouble. We will take up the different trouble and give you the corresponding solutions:

  • Dirt blocking the key to your Subaru Outback: If you key is stuck in the cylinder, use a wrench remover and move the key (without too much strength) in different directions to try to unlock it. If it doesn’t want to go in anymore, ensure to inspect it cautiously 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 Outback doesn’t turn anymore and my steering wheel is locked: In this case, it’s your anti-theft system that is turned on, you will have to simultaneously turn your steering wheel and your key to unlock it, go through this full guide on the steering wheel locked on Subaru Outback to have the complete procedure.
  • Broken, damaged or twisted key: This is the most bothersome case, 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 Outback. If it is damaged and you do not have a duplicate, you will have to get the code “VIN” and go to your dealer to receive a copy of your key. In any other case, last option, convert the cylinder and get a new key.
  • Key locked in my automatic Subaru Outback: In cases like this, you’ll only have to go through neutral to unlock your key from the cylinder.

In the event that you have any further questions about the Subaru Outback, do not hesitate to consult our Subaru Outback category.