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Gas and Theft light comes on when pressing the break.

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus. When I press on the breaks, my gas light comes and theft light comes on even with a full tank of gas. This causes my RPMs to drop.

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Cluster warning lights

Whenever this warning light or any other stays on in the dash it is indicating that the systems control module (or the system sensor in the case of lights like low oil pressure, door open indicators etc.) has detected a fault, it then disables the system (this applies to ABS,TCS, TCM, SRS and BCM faults and others) as long as the light is on. You must now have the dealer hook up a special electronic diagnostic tool and "scan" the system for the fault code that is stored for the problem(s)

Legend of Abbreviations. ABS Antilock brake system.TCS Traction control system, TCM Transmission control module, SRS Supplemental restraint system, BCM Body control module

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

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SOURCE: 2001 ford taurus wont start and anti-theft light is blinking

Either you may be using a key that you had copied from the original or your chip went bad in your original key. Most of cars now a days have the key censor in the key so if it is the incorrect key it will not start your car or if it does not read that chip it will not start

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Taurus anti-theft

Keep in mind that, when the security light has been iluminated while driving, there may be a trouble code stored in the computer. You need to take the car to the dealer or find an automotive locksmith that has a T-Code, or Code Seeker scanner to attempt to pull out the error code telling you what is wrong.

Also, FORD TAURUS 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2007.FORD TAURUS 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER. ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM FAILING, CAUSING VEHICLE TO SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING.

About this, I suggtes visit your dealer to know if any Service Bulletin could solve your problem.

Keep us updated.

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Taurus flashed theft

IT WILL HAVE EITHER PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) MODULE OR REMOTE ANTI-THEFT PERSONALITY (RAP) MODULE . REPLACE THE MODULE.

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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SOURCE: car stuck in anti theft

NEED TO RUN THEFT CODE CHECK TO VERIFY WHAT PART OF THEFT SYSTEM IS FAILING .COULD BE JUST KEY ,IGNITION SWITCH OR AN ELECTRICAL PART

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Taurus - anti-theft

Hello, This problem is usually from a Bad battery. The car can run with less than a fully charged battery. The Antitheft system needs 13.2- 13.6 Volts to be considered fully charged even though the system is a 12 Volt system.

The Antitheft system is made to reduce the power to the starter if the Voltage is low. So the starter will only get 1/2 of the power it needs to turn the starter. Sometimes it is not enough power to even spin the starter. I do not like the idea, but all Ford products and some others work this way.

You may also be having an Ignition key problem. The key has a computer chip in it and is suppose to communicate with the electronic lockout feature of the Antitheft. Sometimes the key is bad (expensive and needs to be programmed) or the reader in the Ignition circuit is bad or lost its mind. Low voltage from a bad battery can scramble the reader. If you have 2 keys for your car, try the other one.

Autozone, Oreillys, and Advance autoparts will run tests on your car for free. If you need a battery, I believe they still install them free too! I hope my solution is very helpful in solving this problem. You may need to get a jumper start to get you on your way.

If you watch your battery cable connections, there are some portable jumper boxes you can buy for emergency starts. They do need to be charged to maintain them and last 18 months to 2 years. This is just an additional course of action for you, but may help until you get everything fixed.

Posted on May 13, 2011

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How do I disarm anti theft device on a 2001 ford taurus


SEE THE STEPS WITH CAREFULLY AND COMMON SENSE:God bless you
Press the unlock button on your vehicle's key fob to deactivate the alarm. If you've misplaced your remote for the car, use the PATS programmed key to unlock the driver's side door. Then, put the key in the ignition and turn the key to the "on" position. The vehicle's battery should be on, but the engine shouldn't be running.

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  • 3 To reset the vehicle's alarm, put the PATS programmed key in the ignition and turn the key to the "on" position. Press the override button. When the alarm resets, it chirps two times and the LED light begins blinking.



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    Jul 25, 2012 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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    Car want start full of gas and the theft light keep coming on and i dont have the manual and im stuck at the gas station is there a button to push or somthing


    you have really problem of starting the engine once theft light comes on. these because of the security system cuts off power of the fuel pump. you can cut the yellow wire(tape it) on the steering colume just to make the engine start and the car be use.
    after, if you want to put your car in standard change the Anti-theft system.

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    close all the doors, lock them all with the key and then unlock the drivers door with the key and start the car that should reset the theft interlock

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    2001 Ford Taurus flashed theft light while driving and stalls. It does that intermittently. Starts fine.


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    be sure gas nozzle is opening 'anti-theft' door in filler neck.use slowest setting on gas pump handle 'trigger'.

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    2001 ford taurus wont start and anti-theft light is blinking


    Either you may be using a key that you had copied from the original or your chip went bad in your original key. Most of cars now a days have the key censor in the key so if it is the incorrect key it will not start your car or if it does not read that chip it will not start

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