2013 Automotive Update

Our guide features the newest tools, keys, remotes, techniques and equipment for the progressive automotive locksmith

ADS197 software will program Nissan/Infiniti 2013 proximity key & remotes for vehicles with proximity keys. Remote programming is supported when programmed during the key programming sequence. The ADS197 will support proximity keys for the Nissan Altima 2013, Nissan Pathfinder 2013 & Infiniti JX35 2013. A 20-digit PIN is required, which can be obtained from Nissan dealerships and via NASTF.

More Info: contact your local locksmith distributor or Advanced Diagnostics, www.adusa.us.



STRATTEC’s new automotive products include a locking mechanism, code series and key for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra pickups. These pickups come with a plastic head key and a separate remote. The key is equipped with a transponder. This new key has 10 spaces. Like the GM “Z” key, no one lock contains 10 tumblers.

Tumbler positions are:

  • Ignition lock: 1-7
  • Driver’s door lock: 4-10
  • Passenger door: 4-10
  • Endgate (Tailgate) lock: 5-10
  • Stowage lock: 6-10
  • Tire lock: 6-10

The driver’s door lock is freewheeling to prevent forced rotation. The driver’s door lock and the passenger’s door lock are not interchangeable. This lock mechanism is using a new code series and key.

Specific models of the 2013 Ford Escape are available with Intelligent Access with push-button start. These vehicles are equipped with a mechanical override lock in the driver’s door handle assembly for emergency entry.

The key code series is 11,501-13,000. This high security, seven-tumbler lock is operated by a two-track key emergency key that fits into the fob.

The STRATTEC part number for the emergency key is 5923267. The STRATTEC part number for the four-button Gen 2 PEPS Fob is 5921285, and the part number for the five-button fob is 5921286.


1- .720” 2- .630”

3- .539” 4- .449”

5- .358” 6- .268”

7- .177”

Spacing is .0905” Cut-to-Cut


1- .177” 2- .154”

3- .130” 4- .106”

5- .083”

Increment is .0235”

With the introduction of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors began using the two-track side milled lock mechanism that has eight cuts and four depths packaged into the “Flip Key” remote. Since then, every General Motors division has incorporated the high security lock mechanism and the “Flip Key” remote including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC. This lock mechanism has been included in compacts to luxury models and has even expanded to the 2013 Saab 9.4X.

“Flip Key” remotes are available with three, four or five buttons depending upon the vehicle’s equipment. Keyless access remotes are different from keyed access remotes. They are not interchangeable. Each keyless vehicle can have up to five remotes.

Note: STRATTEC includes hands-on keying of these side milled locks in the classes offered at locksmith distributors and ALOA. Participants get to keep the assembled locks.

More Info: Contact your local locksmith distributor or STRATTEC, aftermarket.strattec.com.


HATA Fob Notes

The two Fords are not interchangeable with any existing products. For example, you can’t use the 2012 Ford Fusion laser cut remote head key for the new laser cut flip key.

Although the 2013 HAT3790 looks just like the 2012 HAT1286, they are on different frequency and are not interchangeable. The 2012 version uses the old Ford 0001X-1706X key code series. The new 2013 version uses the new Fiesta style codes 10001-11500. These codes are used when cutting the E-key. The 2012 version uses a double-sided-key and the new 2013 e-key is a laser cut key.

The old style e-key for the HAT1286 is the HAT2345 and the laser cut E-key is HAT3267.

More Info: Contact your local locksmith distributor or Hata Inc., www.hatainc.com.


2014 Hyundai Equus

The 2014 Hyundai Equus models sold in North America are using a new code series and key for the emergency override lock. The code series is I0001-I2608. The first letter is an “I”, not a one.

Spacing is four on one side and three on the other. The cuts are staggered across the key blade.

1- .622”

2- .457”

3- .291”

4- .126”

5- .539”

6- .374”

7- .209”

The first four cuts are on one side of the key (1-4). Cuts 5-7 are on the other side of the key. We changed this to simplify key origination.

Spacing is .1653” Cut-to-Cut


5- .128”

4- .108”

3- .089”

2- .069”

1- .049”

Increment is .0196”

In other parts of the world, the Hyundai Centennial (Equus) was introduced as a 2013 model.


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