Just got a new key cut for my 2004 Chevy Malibu cut from the vin number and the key won't turn in the ignition?

Asked by Jan 03, 2017 at 12:01 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: General

1 Answer

31,265

Try a little graphite spray in the lock cylinder (you can find this in any auto parts store, walmart, etc.) If it won't work take it back to where you got it cut, they might need to do a little impressioning to mate the key to the lock. (Impressioning is test fitting the key to the lock, seeing where it rubs, and hand filing it to fit). Unfortunately your old key and lock cylinder wore together, now you have a brand new key but an older worn cylinder.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,220
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,170
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
166 Great Deals out of 1,037 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Accord
63 Great Deals out of 1,175 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
79 Great Deals out of 2,182 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Altima
86 Great Deals out of 1,253 listings starting at $2,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
39 Great Deals out of 1,299 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
29 Great Deals out of 358 listings starting at $2,495
Used Kia Optima
66 Great Deals out of 911 listings starting at $200
Used Honda Civic
286 Great Deals out of 4,290 listings starting at $1,815
Used Chevrolet Equinox
117 Great Deals out of 5,296 listings starting at $550
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
172 Great Deals out of 10,490 listings starting at $2,230

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
67 listings starting at $25,060
2017 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
30 listings starting at $20,445
2016 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
14 listings starting at $15,995
2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
32 listings starting at $11,244
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
11 listings starting at $11,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.