Getting into Your Suzuki
Retrieving the Mechanical Key
Suzuki withdrew from the new car market in the U.S. and Canada after the 2013 model year. Despite this, we saw a brand new model in a parking lot. They are coming from somewhere – Suzuki still sells cars worldwide – and it turned out to be a push button start model. Keyless start versions exist in models sold in North America in the past, so the brand deserves coverage.
There are at least two key fob styles. The fob for older models looks like the one shown above to the right. Turning it over, slide the button found on the back down relative to the image to the right and pull the mechanical key away.
The newer Suzuki models the key fob shown to the right looks very much like Mazda and Nissan fobs. They also have a button on the back. Slide it to the side and pull the mechanical key away.
In all Suzuki models, the key hole should be visible at the back of the driver’s door handle. Insert the key and turn and you’re in.
If however, a key hole is not visible behind the driver’s door handle, check out our Toyota, Lexus, and Scion page here. You will find the help you need. We did not find definitive evidence of hidden key holes in Suzuki models.
Starting Your Suzuki
Early keyless start Suzuki models still use an ignition switch that needs to be turned to operate. A slot for the mechanical key is hidden by the cap shown.
Squeeze both ends of the cap to pull it away. Then insert the mechanical key and start the car the old fashioned way.
Newer, push button start models work like other models from Japanese manufacturers. Push the start stop button with the key fob while stepping on the brake. The car will recognize the fob, even though the fob’s internal battery is dead and start.
We have a Video here that will be helpful.