Vehicle Lockout Assistance

Locked out of your vehicle? Our 24/7 emergency lockout service will get you moving again.

If you accidentally get locked out of your car, don’t worry, it can happen to anyone. Just contact Viking and we’ll send out a service vehicle to get you moving again.

We understand how frustrating it is to get locked out of your vehicle. It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time.

The truth is that there are many reasons as to why a car might lock itself. A lockout can happen when the keys are inside, the engine is running or even when the keys are in the ignition.

In some cases our trained customer support team can help you resolve the issue over the phone. However, sometimes you’ll need expert assistance…

24/7 car lockout service

  • Fast and affordable service
  • Assistance  anytime, anywhere
  • Experienced and qualified technicians
  • Priority service for Viking members
  • Vehicle recovery if needed
Get lockout help

Traveling in Europe and gotten locked out of your vehicle? Call our international help line on +47 22 08 6000.

Common types of car lockout situations

  • Keys locked in the car
  • Car door lock frozen
  • Faulty car door lock
  • Lost or stolen car keys
  • Key stuck in car ignition
  • Key jammed in vehicle lock

Keys locked in the vehicle

This is arguably one of the most frustrating things that can happen. You can see your car keys sitting there just out of reach. The good news is that this situation is easily remedied. Our service vehicles are always nearby and fully equipped to unlock your car, disable the security system, and get you back on the road again.

Keys locked in the trunk

This lockout situation is much more common than you’d think. Perhaps you’re loading grocery bags into the trunk, set your keys down, and forgot to pick them back up before slamming it shut. Oops. Even though the trunk lock looks easier to open than other doors it is linked to your vehicles anti-theft system and picking it can cause an ignition shutdown. Always get professional lockout assistance if you’ve locked your keys in the trunk.

Lost or stolen car keys

You’re running late and as you rush to unlock your car, you realise something is missing. You’ve got your wallet and mobile phone… but no car keys! If you’ve lost or had your car keys stolen you need to find the spare key or order a replacement. There is no telling who might have them. Viking can unlock your vehicle but replacement keys need to be ordered from the manufacturer. Call us for assistance and guidance.

Faulty vehicle locks

Sometimes it is possible to get locked out of your car due to no fault of your own. You might be holding a perfectly good key in your hand and still not be able to enter your vehicle. Or your key gets jammed in the lock. Unfortunately, like all things, locks and keyless entry systems can fail and malfunction. If this happens to you call Viking and we can repair or replace your faulty lock.

Frozen car door lock

Winters freezing temperatures and biting winds can freeze car door locks. This is especially common in during the harsh Scandinavian winters. Few things are more frustrating than finding your car door locks frozen solid when you’re ready to drive. But not to worry, we can help guide you through the defrosting process or send a service vehicle to assist you.

How to prevent getting locked out of your vehicle:

While there is no foolproof way to avoid getting locked out of your car, there are some tips and tricks that can help minimise the chances. Here are 5 tips to prevent lockouts…

1. Always keep your vehicle keys on you

The first step to prevent getting locked out is to not leave they keys in the car. But that’s easier said than done. Especially if you’re stressed or have a lot on your mind. But you can minimise your chances by creating a habit of always putting your keys in your pocket or purse as soon as you turn the engine off. Also, when you exit the vehicle, before you shut the door, do a quick pat down to check that you have the keys with you.

2. Keep a spare key handy

You always want to have a spare key within easy access. Make a mental note of where you’ve placed the spare keys that came with your car. Smart places to put your spare car keys include:

  • At home in a safe and easily accessible spot
  • On your person – on a seperate key chain, in your purse, or in your wallet
  • Hidden somewhere on your vehicle in a magnetic lock box

Whatever you do, don’t keep the spare key in the glove compartment.

3. Become a Viking Member

By becoming a Viking member you’ll always have backup in case of an emergency. In addition to roadside assistance, vehicle recovery and other benefits, you also get free lockout assistance with an annual membership.

4. Regularly replace the key fob battery

Most modern vehicles use a key fob to lock and unlock. But sometimes the key fob doesn’t respond. In cases such as this, check and make sure the key for battery isn’t dead. The solution might be as simple as replacing the battery.

5. Keep important numbers with you

Eventually, despite your best efforts, you’ll likely get locked out of your car. As a final option, write down or save important numbers in your phone – like for example Viking’s helpline 06000 / +47 22 08 6000. This way, if you lock yourself out of your vehicle, assistance is just a call away.

Locked out of your vehicle?

Just call us on 06000 / +47 22 08 6000 or order lockout assistance online and we’ll get it sorted in no time.