Car Mechanics (UK)

Broken key concern

- Hyundai i20 · Hyundai · Iceland

► When the key broke in the ignition on this 2010 Hyundai i20, the blade fell onto the floor rather than be­ing left in the lock. The base of the key, which flips in and out of the fob, had ac­tu­ally snapped, al­low­ing the metal blade to be­come de­tached. VAG mod­els have been using the same type of flip key-fob for many years, but this is not some­thing we had seen be­fore. It’s not clear if the owner was par­tic­u­larly rough on the key or if the ma­te­rial used wasn’t as ro­bust as was needed.

As the key blade was still in one piece and the elec­tron­ics of the key-fob were still op­er­at­ing cor­rectly, all that was needed was a re­place­ment fob case. This was supplied by our lo­cal auto-lock­smith and, once the com­po­nents were swapped across, the key could be put back into ser­vice.

 ??  ?? The base sec­tion of the key-fob had broken away, al­low­ing the blade to drop out.
The base sec­tion of the key-fob had broken away, al­low­ing the blade to drop out.

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