Replace ignition key by 100,000 miles on Toyota Camry

Our technicians report that by 100,000 miles, the ignition key tends to wear out and should be replaced or it may not work as well in the door locks or ignition lock cylinder.
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Average mileage: 156,285 (80,000–275,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 2000
13 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
1991 Toyota Camry152,000
my ignition is badly worn out needs to be replaced
1994 Toyota Camry275,000
door wont open with key when locked new key like new
1994 Toyota Camry80,000
I have replaced the ignition key 3 times in 140,000 miles. It just wears out. Replacement keys work without issues...for a while
Recently purchased a 1990 toyota camry , just replaced the ignition lock cylinder (ignition switch) due to on and off starting problems (key wouldn't turn most of the time) now a week later possibly bad alternator. Car just wouldn't start. I was wondering if these could be related ?
1991 Toyota Camry155,000
I had this problem and had to eventually replace the key tumbler. It was somewhat difficult to find the pin that released the tumbler, but once it's out, the new one just slides in.
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