Hello, this may be a stupid question but does the 2014 trax key fob have a chip in it that needs to be programmed from the dealer for the security immobilization system. I asked the dealer and they couldn't give me a straight answer.
I had to get a new key for my 2015. We need 3 sets. I bought it at the dealer and they cut the key from the VIN. The key does not need to be special ordered, they just grabbed one from a box full on the shelf. There is then a simple procedure to program the key to the car that you can do your self, it does NOT need to be done by the dealer. I do not know if the 2014 Trax is the same. But our old 2013 Malibu was the same.
To program the new fob if you have a working key.
Start the car with the old working key.
let run for about 5-10 seconds.
Shut off car and withing 15 seconds use the new key to restart the car.
Let it run for 5-10 seconds.
Shut off and your new fob will have been programed by the car.
If you lost or broke all of your keys then you will need to have the dealer reprogram for you.
You just have to make sure you are getting all the numbers required to cut the key in a way it will unlock everything since I think some cuts are for specific things... so one string of numbers for the hatch and the rest for doors and another for ignition.
The dealer has a computerized key cutting machine that they just enter the VIN and it cuts the key slab to proper code, then it needs to be programmed to the theft deterrent module. Not sure about the FOB part yet.