A fellow on craigslist has a '96 Firebird that he said has a bad engine--won't start. I asked what codes it threw and he said he didn't have keys or the ignition but had keys made at a dealership using the VIN number but the key wouldn't fit. This is the car: http://corvallis.craigslist.../ptd/4575903396.html
Since he can't turn the ignition, the car can't be moved other than with rollers. My 2008 Pontiac can't be started and the steering wheel can't be turned without the proper key. I assume in both instances, the VATS keeps it from being turned without the proper key. Am I right? I don't know if this is true but the guy selling the car said the Firebird has two sets of keys--one for the ignition and another for the doors and trunk. I asked if he had the fob and he said he didn't. I didn't ask the guy if he had a valid title but it sounds kind of fishy to me.
If a dealership can't make a key that will work, what is another solution?