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We are in Santa Nella, CA near Los Banos (central) and stopped

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We are in Santa Nella, CA near Los Banos (central) and stopped at Wendy's earlier this evening. During the chaos of exiting the car with two kids, I lost the key. We have an LR3 2006. I don't know where the spare key is. We are at a hotel across the street. What's the best way to get a replacement? Can a locksmith work with a transponder key? Fingers crossed. Our dealership is in Marin. Desperately seek a key! Hilary
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mastertech1 replied 6 years ago.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING JUST ANSWER, AND FOR ALLOWING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR AUTOMOTIVE CONCERNS.The issue here is they can make a key, but cannot program it to the vehicle,(Transponder type key) Call a dealer in the area,you will have to have it towed to the dealership,Sorry! Thanks
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
how will they tow it if they can't put it in neutral? we had a tow truck here to tow it to our hotel and they couldn't tow it because couldn't put it in neutral since we didn't have key.
Expert:  Mastertech1 replied 6 years ago.
Have them use what is called a roll-back tow truck, and tow dolleys, Call a dealership in the area and explain the issue to them, They will send out a qualified tow truck driver that will do the job right! Thanks let me know if I can be of any other assistance to you with this issue!
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