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As a locksmith, they should have told you upfront that they may not be able to get the car to start. Their job is to fix your key.

That being said, the locksmith will usually have the equipment and include the price to program your key to your car's computer. (if necessary). If there was damage to the vehicle or the wires from the lock to the computer, you'll have to see the dealership so they can reprogram the computer to accept the key. If the lock turns and key is programmed, but the car does not start, it's in the car's computer.

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