Mercedes-Benz key

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Only you (or an authorized representative) are able to order a replacement key for your vehicle from your local Mercedes-Benz dealer. To ensure our valued customers are protected, Mercedes-Benz Canada requires the following documentation when ordering and retrieving keys.

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Original copy of vehicle registration. Vehicle owner driver’s license, passport or identity card. Pick up of your key at a Mercedes-Benz Dealer is mandatory. Your vehicle must be present at time of key pick-up in order for your dealer to synchronize the key to your vehicle before it can be used. [1]

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Frequently Asked Questions

To order a spare or replacement key, you must visit your local authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership in person. The key must be pre-paid and the following documentation must be provided: original copy of vehicle registration and vehicle owner driver’s license, passport or identity card.

As the vehicle owner, the following documentation is required: original copy of vehicle registration and driver’s license, passport or identity card.
As an authorized representative or delegate, the following documentation is required: original copy of vehicle registration, vehicle owner driver’s license, passport or identity card and a signed and dated letter of authorization from the owner of the vehicle.

No, a key cannot be ordered over the phone. All keys must be ordered in person at your local authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

No, each key is hard coded to the unique VIN. Once a key is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be re-programmed.

Mercedes-Benz smart keys can only be purchased through an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

 Yes, an authorized representative or delegate may order and/or pick up a key on your behalf. The following documentation is required: original copy of vehicle registration, vehicle owner driver’s license, passport or identity card and a signed and dated letter of authorization from the owner of the vehicle. In addition, if picking up a key, the authorized representative or delegate must also bring the vehicle in to the dealership

The key has to be synchronized to the vehicle and checked for proper operation, and this must be conducted by a qualified technician at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership. The dealership also has to ensure that the person picking up the key has the vehicle in their possession, as an additional means of protection for the vehicle owner.

The vehicle must be present when picking up the key to ensure proper synchronization and operation.

This varies depending on your vehicle year and model.

 The process of ordering and synchronizing a new/replacement key must be documented in person with proper paperwork, forms and signatures. This process is in place to ensure customer as well as vehicle protection, safety and security.

In this case, you must act as a delegate to order and obtain a replacement key with the necessary documentation.

No, only authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships can order and program a key.

Yes, your dealership can disable the missing/lost key to ensure customer and vehicle security.

Not necessarily. You should always check the battery first. Call or visit your dealership for details on accessing/replacing the battery if necessary.

No, the key will be provided upon in-dealership synchronization with the vehicle present.

Key orders are processed with great expediency. Cancellation may not always be possible.

No. Once a key is programmed, it is coded to that specific VIN and cannot be restored to default or reprogrammed.

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