Last Friday night my dad ran out to pick up some pizza for my younger brother's birthday party in my parents' 2003 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. About fifteen minutes later he called mom and tells her that he has locked the keys in the van and he needs her to bring the extra set of keys to him. No big deal, right? Well, mom quickly finds that BOTH sets of the van keys are still at the house. Now everyone is feeling a bit confused... Mom drives a set of keys out to dad in the 2004 Chevy Suburban and soon both of them were home with the pizza. After eating we set out to figure out what could have happened--was there a third set of van keys that they had forgotten about? Had he somehow been able to use the remote start on the van and then drive it without any keys in the ignition? Nope. The answer is this--the 2004 Suburban key on dad's keyring slid right into the 2003 C & T ignition and started the van with no issues. We were dumbstruck. The van has under 70,000 miles and the Suburban less than 30,000--doesn't seem like enough wear and tear to allow for such a thing. The keys do look pretty similar, but not so similar that you would think that they were interchangeable. My '06 Ford Focus key looks vaguely similar; I'm going to give it a try the next time I stop by my parents' house. We're also going to try the Suburban keys in the C & T door locks. More to follow!