posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 08:06 PM
My dad and I have been working all evening to try to fix this. The car will crank but then it shuts itself off. You can even rev it up before it
shuts off. The item in question is called the "immobilizer" and we have tried every fix we can find. It kicks in when the car system thinks the
key does not match electronically. Our last option is to take it to the dealer who has played dumb and acted like they have no clue what is going on
with our car (even though the flashing car with a key icon is in the manual and the technical readouts available online).
Does anyone know anything about this? We have tried many different things from attaching a battery charger and leaving it on with a constant 12
volts, to various key reprogramming attempts. I know I can take it (edit: have it towed) to the dealer, but they are playing dumb and I think they
are gonna take us for a ride as we live far from the dealer.
[edit on 3-8-2010 by Novise]