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Author Topic: Does the key that came with the car still work after the ignition recall?  (Read 539 times)

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Offline Sly Bob

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Had the ignition recall done yesterday and just for the hell of it I tried the original slotted key that came with the car when new and it worked.

A new lock cylinder and 2 new keys without a Pontiac logo and the original key still works? Anyone else found that this is the case after the recall was completed?
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Re: Does the key that came with the car still work after the ignition recall?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 05:28:37 PM »
They took my old keys when they gave me new ones.
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Re: Does the key that came with the car still work after the ignition recall?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 06:36:59 PM »
They didn't ask for the second key so they only got the one key I went in there with. I tore the house apart and found the second key when I got home as I HAD to try it.

That said, I know that the new key and not the original key is the one I should be using.
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Re: Does the key that came with the car still work after the ignition recall?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 09:08:49 AM »
Had the ignition recall done yesterday and just for the hell of it I tried the original slotted key that came with the car when new and it worked.

A new lock cylinder and 2 new keys without a Pontiac logo and the original key still works? Anyone else found that this is the case after the recall was completed?

Yes, everyone :)  It was a common recommendation on the forums, back when the recall came out, to tell them you 'lost' the second key, so you could keep another spare.  (That's what I did too)
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Re: Does the key that came with the car still work after the ignition recall?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 09:17:53 AM »
I was quite surprised as I would have thought that they would program the key differently than the original for that very scenario.
How I missed before Mark is beyond me but thanks for the heads up.
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