Does my Acura use a High Security Laser Cut Key?

High Security laser Cut Keys

High Security Keys


The following is an alphabetical list of automobiles using high security laser cut keys made by Acura. 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.

The make, model and year are listed below as a reference for Acura owners to quickly determine if their vehicle utilizes a high security laser cut key.  Some model years may overlap and  a manufacturer may use a combination of key and transponder 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 key here 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 Acura from the Official Acura website by clicking on this link.



Model                       Year                             Key Type

CSX (Canada) 2006-2011 High Security/Transponder
MDX 2014-2016 High Security
RDX 2007-2015 High Security/Transponder
RDX 2017 High Security
TL 2007-2014 High Security/Transponder
TSX 2008-2014 High Security/Transponder


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