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Getting a new key just turned into a $1,300+ repair job due to SAM control unit.
I ordered some new keys earlier this month, and went in to the dealership today to get them programmed.
After waiting for almost an hour, someone came out and told me that one of the keys was programmed successfully, but when they tried to program the second key, the SAM control unit locked up. The car is completely unusable right now. They told me it's going to cost $1,300+ in parts and labor to replace the SAM control unit. They also mentioned this is a "fairly common" problem that occurs when programming new keys, and that ours is the "second or third time it's happened".
The car was fully functional before I brought it in to have the new key programmed, and now it's dead until I pay for the replacement parts and labor.
I'm prepared to eat the repair bill, but I was wondering if anyone else had any experience or advice regarding this issue before I do.