I have a 2005 toyota matrix and after driving the car for 20 mins today,I cannot get the key out of the ignition! It is very cold here but the car was warmed up.A week or os ago I had problems getting the car to shift out of park.However once the car had warmed up it would shift no problem. I live in NS and we have had some brutal cold weather here.Tks Carol
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1 First you will need to purchase a blank Toyota transponder key. You can do this from the dealership, a locksmith, or an online source such as eBay. Once you have the key, take the blank key and the master key to a locksmith that he or she can duplicate the key. This will be much cheaper than the dealership.
Now that you have the newly cut key and the master key, you can program the Toyota transponder key. Sit in the driver's side of the Toyota vehicle. Press and release the brake and gas pedal simultaneously.
Insert the master transponder key. Do not turn it. Push and release the gas pedal 5 times within at least 15 seconds of inserting the master key.
Press and release the brake pedal 6 times within 20 seconds of completing step 3, then remove the master transponder key.
Insert the newly cut transponder key into the ignition, but do not turn. Press the gas pedal once.
Wait up to 2 minutes or whenever the security light on the dashboard turns off. Once the light goes off, remove the new transponder key and press the brake pedal once. The new transponder key should now be programmed. Test the key by attempting to start the engine. If the engine does not start, repeat the steps above.
Hey Susan, it may be the key it self causing problems (warn out ) its been knowen that a large amount of keys hanging to over time to cause ignitions to become warn out and it could be the ignition is warn out too , a small spray of lock lub may free it up
Tim is right about key wearing out. Even the tumblers inside the cylinder can wear out. Cutting a new key will work only if the thickness wear has taken place. But if the profile/notches are worn out then only solution is to change the key lock and cylinder as a set.
If key has a chip in it best would be to go to the Dealer or any Tech
who will provide you with a Chip key and can program it for you.
Some 2005 - 2007 model year Corolla and Matrix vehicles equipped with
an automatic transaxle may exhibit a harsh shift condition and a M.l.L.
ON" with DTC P2716 stored.
Improvements have been made to the Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term:
Powertrain Control Module/PCM) to reduce the possibility of this condition occurring.
2005 - 2007 model year Corolla and Matrix (2WD) vehicles equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine. Warranty Information
This repair is covered under the Toyota Federal Emissions Warranty.
This warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever
occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
More than likely, you have 2 cds stuck in one slot. What you have to do is remove the radio form the dash, and then remove the top metal panel on the radio. Plug the radio back in, and press eject. You may have to "help" one or two of the cds out of the player.