The anti-theft immobilizer system was engaged and the car was rendered useless. I go out to start the car, it cranks and cranks and cranks. Door locks without prior warning. It has had no problems, but I can tell you from my study of the Prius that pretty much nothing is simple. I recently purchased a '07 Sport. Please fill in additional information.
Been checking around to find an answer but can't find one. Anti-theft Controller problem of Toyota Tacoma The vehicle is a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. Many times it will not start due to a problem with the passlock system. Shuts off with no warning while vehicle is in motion. This is getting very frustrating and I have read millions of complaints from others online about this. The car had a stock alarm system which was easily bypassed. My oil is a bit low, but not at the marker.
Gm has an anti-theft device called a passlock. If this situation had occurred in a non-public location, the results could have been much more dire. Only way I can do that is by turning the steering wheel or moving the gear selector back an forth till it decides it release the key. Check for damage to the lock cylinder itself or under the door handle where would-be thieves may have punched through with a screwdriver. I was able to start the car by using a battery jump starter in the engine compartment. I don't understand how their is not a recall on any of these things, I have read literally hundreds of complaints about the anti-theft systems in these cars and it costs alot of time, money and frustration to fix. Then, exactly the same problem happened about one month later in the morning.
Crystal auto mall failed to find any problem. I'm quite concerned of the possibility of the engine failing while driving down the road. Where did you purchase your truck? After leaving it parked in the garage for about an hour the car would not start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the electronic control module was defective and needed to be replaced. This anti-theft controller issue occurred Sep.
The vehicle was taken to the dealer. Dealer was unable to find a problem. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, who did not offer any assistance. It could also be that your immobilizer chip is damaged in your key or the car door lock is damaged. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Nov. Last night, April 15, 2009 at 10:00pm my dashboard alerted me that the battery was too low to start.
Hopefully they will address this before they begin being sued for serious accidents or deaths due to their lack of action and regard for the safety of consumers. No determination as of yet. I left the keys in the car for a second to get out and talk to my wife. The problem I'm having is that this light never goes on. Great to hear that a genuine Toyota battery is competitivly priced where everything fits exactly as designed.
Anti-theft Controller problem of Chevrolet Malibu The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The antitheft device was activated. The door locks have not been repaired. The car was towed to a dealer who said the car ran out gas! Have to turn key to on position wait 10 plus minutes until antitheft light stops flashing then turn off and restart. Finally, a switch had to be installed in order to manually turn the computer on and off. Not really sure what to think, any suggestions? The light came on when she got home. Leaving your headlights on can be a problem.
All the lights and radio were functioning. Do other 4Runners have this light, yet have it inoperative? Last night, the possession by the devil was complete and at 10:30pm, my car began to honk same as before incessantly. The contact stated that the anti-theft alarm would activate independently. Warning and dash lights remain on when the ignition key is removed and car is locked. You can look on the net how to start a Prius with jumper cables to the engine compartment, and disconnect the start battery there. I end up leaving car running now to go into stores, anyplace I expect to be less than 5 minutes. The contact mentioned that instrument panel went completely blank and the vehicle failed to start.
The twice unit should not be located under the driver's seat and should not be susceptible to water damage. The approximate failure mileage was 54000. The alarm system worked again, correctly. When trying to start the car, the anti-theft would come on. Disconnect the negative cable only, wait 15 minutes and reconnect.
We tried pushing the button to turn them on and then they blinked normally, as soon as we turned them off they blinked fast again. I had it towed home. In the past two months we have driven the car about 4 times because of this problem. I drive a 1996 F-150, 188,000+ miles. Last night I turned key in car to on position and the alarm was going off, used the master key to pop the trunk open and that caused the alarm to cease. This may be for many reasons including a dead car battery that loses its key memory or a dead battery in your remote.