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My 2000 Ford Taurus will not start because of the security system

When I try to start my car my battery is turning over but will not start because of the security system. I have read the manual and done the steps it says but still not working. Any Ideas?

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  • odoyle20 Apr 13, 2009

    I had this problem last year and read the instruction manual about hitting the unlock button and it turned on. I just filled up the tank and the car isn't turning over but you can tell there is juice in the battery but the THEFT light turns on and stays red. Also, when I try to re lock the doors the horn doesn't beat to show that the doors are locked.

    I have used the same key the entire time I have had this car and when it happened over a year ago it happened twice and has been fine since than.

    Any ideas? Thank You!


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The security system resets itself after about 15 minutes. If it was the security system, the car would not crank over. Why do you think it's the security system?
do you have gas in tank?

Is it a Ford security system, with the flashing light on the dash?


Principles of Operation
The PATS uses a specially encoded ignition key, this key is not compatible with previous vehicles or any current model year vehicles. Each specially encoded ignition key contains a permanently installed electronic device called a transponder. Each transponder contains a unique encrypted identification code out of over 18 billion, billion combinations.
Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle's powertrain control module (PCM) before it can be used to start the engine. There are special diagnostic repair procedures outlined in this manual that must be carried out if a new encoded ignition key is necessary.
This system contains a new feature named Unlimited Key Mode. This feature allows a customer to program more than eight keys to their vehicle if they request it. Each vehicle in Unlimited Key Mode is set up with a special Unlimited Transponder Security Key. This allows all the customer vehicles to share the same keys, but no other keys from outside can be used to operate the vehicles. For an individual customer, any randomly selected Security Key is acceptable. Refer to Key Programming—Unlimited Key Mode in this section.
The PATS transceiver module communicates with the encoded ignition key. The module is located behind the steering wheel column shroud and contains an antenna connected to a small electronics module. During each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver module reads the encoded ignition key identification code and sends data to the PCM.
The control functions are contained in the PCM. This module carries out all of the PATS functions, such as receiving the identification code from the encoded ignition key and controlling the engine enable. The PCM initiates the key interrogation sequence when the vehicle ignition switch is turned to RUN or START.
All elements of the PATS must be functional before the engine is allowed to start. If any of the components are not working correctly, the vehicle will not start.
The PATS uses a visual theft indicator. The indicator will prove out for three seconds when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START under normal operation. If there is a PATS problem, this indicator will either flash rapidly or glow steadily when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START. The PATS system also flashes the theft indicator every two seconds at ignition OFF to act as a visual deterrent.
The PATS will be activated and will disable the vehicle from starting if there is a:

  • improper encoded ignition key (example — Taurus/Sable key).
  • damaged encoded ignition key.
  • unprogrammed key.
  • non-encoded key (key has no electronics).
  • damaged wiring.
  • damaged transceiver.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • arturo garcia Jan 08, 2012

    is there another way to start my car?

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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SES. I am able to start my car but while i am driving the anti-theft light starts to blink and the car trys to give out and die. then the light turns off and she is fine. She does this a few times while driving. there are times when i come to a complete stop and then she dies. does anyone know what i should do?

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In the Passenger Fuse Box, check the position 33, 5AMP for Power Windows / Lock Ilumination (page 127 and next) from Ford-Taurus-Owners-Manual

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