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I have a 2012 kia optima and i lost the smart key but i have

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I have a 2012 kia optima and i lost the smart key but i have the mechanical key. Is there anyway to start the car with only the mechanical key?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a Kia senior elite factory trained technician. Unfortunately there is no way to start the car with just the normal mechanical key. The smart key must be present, even if the battery is dead in the key you'd have to insert it into the slot in the arm rest. You'll have to get a new smart key and get it programmed at a Kia dealership.

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