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Lost all of my FOB keys, what to do now?

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I lost both of my FOB keys to my 2017 Volt, what to do to get a replacement? Can't drive my car. I think I dropped my last FOB key when I jogged for miles. Tried looking for it by retracing my path, couldn't find it, there were too many people, so someone could have picked it up.

Will I have to tow the car to the dealer for reprogramming for a replacement or shall I just bring my documents and they can do the reprogramming on the key? I can open the car with an app but no option to start it. Only precondition, lock and unlock, alarm... No remote start.
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It's unfortunate, but this reminds me so much of people in computer forums complaining that their hard drive crashed, they don't have a backup, and they desperately need someone to tell them something that will make everything OK again.

The good thing that can come out of this would be for the story to serve as a lesson for everyone that (a) if you loose your second key fob, don't wait too long before getting a new second key fob, and (b) don't store the metal tag with the key code with the keys!!!

The first thing I would do in this situation would be to contact an automotive locksmith. Chances are that they can gain physical access to the car, and from that point they can disassemble the lock cylinder and reverse-engineer the key code. That's assuming that the Volt's key code is like others in that it describes the pin depths in the cylinder.
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