Does My KIA use a High Security Laser Cut Key?

High Security Keys

High Security Keys

The following is an alphabetical list of automobiles using high security laser cut keys made by KIA. High Security Laser cut keys are also known as Sidewinder keys due to the snakelike groove cut into the key. High security keys are made of a thicker metal than a normal key and will have the groove cut into both sides of the key by a machine known as a laser cutter.

Some model years may overlap and  a manufacturer may use either combination in the same year. In cases where they overlap, we suggest you call the dealer or local automotive locksmith with your VIN number to find out which system your particular vehicle uses.

Some high security laser cut keys also contain a transponder chip and require programming as well. We have listed this type of key as High Security/Transponder. You will see High Security for all other keys not requiring programming. You can view or download owners manuals and receive other important information for your particular KIA at KIA’s Official Website.

If your model and year are not on this list please see our KIA Transponder page to determine which type key your vehicle uses.





Amanti 2004-2009 High Security/Transponder
Borrego 2009-2011 High Security/Transponder
Optima 2010-2017 High Security
Rio 2010-2017 High Security
Rondo 2011 High Security
Sorento W/ Prox 2011-2015 High Security
Sorento 2010-2017 High Security
Sportage 2017 High Security


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