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My son has lost his key and was quoted $300 to get a new one…

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Hello - my son has lost his key and was quoted $300 to get a new one from the local dealership. That's on top of a towing charge AND a reprogramming charge . . is there an easier and less expensive way to replace the key ? He's a single Dad and can't afford that . .

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have a backup key? Maybe the emergency kind that fits in your wallet?

Unfortunately no, he was only given one key

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2007 Altima

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?

There's nothing wrong with it other than the key missing and can't get it started . . it's a push button start and without the key fob, he can't get it started.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No ma'am, thank you !

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

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Nissan Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

try calling a locksmith, that way at least you could save on the towing charge and they might even be cheaper for the programming and making the key.

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Nissan Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Did that answer your question? If so, kindly leave me a positive rating, so I get credit. After all, you have already made the deposit.
If you don't, the deposit you made will just sit there and I won't get my share of it.

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