Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Dash light saying theft something,cant think of second word,but now car wont start

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Expert
  • 35 Answers

GM Passkey Security Systems: What You NEED To Know. Written by NEWROCKIES Inc., February 7, 2014, GM Passkey, GM VATS
Back in 1986 the GM Passkey security systems, also known as immobilizers, were introduced. In doing so, an expensive was implanted in each and every one of the affected vehicles. Given the impact of the GM Passkey systems in the years since they were introduced, it's not really clear whether the intention was really to provide additional security, or to generate a new revenue stream.

GM PASSKey goes by many names

Over the years, GM has come up with a number of catchy names for these systems:
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System (VATS)
  • Personal Anti-theft Security System (PASSkey). To be precise, GM PASSkey I, PASSkey II, and - count them - PASSkey III.
  • PASSlock. After all, what good is a key without a lock?

The disabling effect of GM PASSkey Systems

In spite of the efforts to make the systems, generally known in the industry as PASSkey Systems, sound effective and ever more advanced, they are really all pretty much the same.
It doesn't really matter if the vehicle's PASSkey System is controlled by a resistor in the key, by the Theft Deterrent Module (TDM), or by the Body Control Module (BDM).
One of the key attributes that all the GM PASSkey Security Systems share is that they systematically end up immobilizing cars, alright, making it impossible for their owners to start them!
Yes, the many versions may all look different, but they are all based on the same simple idea - so simple, in fact, that you could argue it's not a suitable foundation for building a true security system.
Most importantly, they all end up immobilizing the host vehicle permanently and often before it is even 7 years old. In all cases, your friendly dealer will ask at least $1,000 to fix the problem - which will invariably strike again after some more time.
But wait a minute... what's a car dealership's core business? It's not repairing obscure, crippling vehicle problems, at a reasonable price. It's selling you a new vehicle, as often as humanly possible.
So even if your dealership were inclined to help you repair or replace the GM PASSkey Security System... well, what a coincidence, many of all those versions introduced over the years have been completely discontinued.
In the meantime, your car still won't start, and that won't change unless you have a way to disable or bypass the GM PASSkey System, and so far... you don't. Nor do you have time to figure it out. And your time is money. Money on top of the taxpayer-funded bailout of GM in both the USA and Canada.
So what do you do end up doing? Maybe you junk the lame Chevy. Then you take out yet another loan to buy another one. That's a perfectly happy ending to this story.... for the dealer, for GM, and for the bank.

Don't get me wrong! What I hate is Passkey, not GM!

Look, don't get me wrong. I love GM cars. Most of all, I love Buicks! I love the sound of the engine, the understated attitude, the size.... In fact, I love them so much, that I own two of them! You can even read about
how I saved my '95 Buick LeSabre from the PASSkey trap. And I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on a rich gold 1970 Buick Electra in mint condition, no GM PASSkey Security System in that one, thank you very much!

An ounce of prevention....

Is worth a ton of cure. You remember that saying.
Remove the GM PASSkey "Security" System before it gets a chance to take out your vehicle. Seriously! Even (or especially) if it's still starting every time, just do a full bypass of the PASSkey System with the NEWROCKIES Inc PRO Module and save yourself a great deal of money, time, and aggravation.
And if your vehicle is having trouble starting - trouble that cannot be traced to the usual easy suspects, like the battery or starter motor, get it

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Anti theft light blinking,dash lights up,windows roll up and down but car wont start. How do I start it?


If the anti theft light is blinking and you say that everything else fine.. My first thought is that the key is not programmed to the vehicle. The key has a internal chip that must be programmed to vehicle in order to start. Now my other question is, Is the key your using for the vehicle the original key or have you just recently had a key made? Regardless, in order for the yur Tribute to start, the key. Or keys have to be program to vehicle by your neighbor dealership. Thats the reason for your anti theft light is blinking

Oct 09, 2014 | 2001 Mazda Tribute

1 Answer

Theft system light comes car wont start


The theft light is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterperates this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hot wired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.
http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Oct 22, 2013 | Cadillac Eldorado Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to turn off theft the van cant start


cant turn off problem you can try another key.put key in the ignition turn on position for 3 seconds the security light should turn off.then turn off ignition switch wait 5 to 10 seconds try start vechicle if still fails to start.problem in the theft security system.dealership has to code scan problem could be in the ignition switch which is antenna ring.problem could be transponder key or problem could be in the immobilizer control module and ECM.

Feb 11, 2013 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

The car runs for a few seconds and then stops. Then it won't start at all.


Normally when a GM runs for 5 seconds or less and then dies, it can be traced back to a failing Anti Theft Security system. This is very common on GM vehicles. Read this link and compare your symptoms to the ones listed. Also look for a light on the dash that says SECURITY when it wont start. If you see this light, then you KNOW that this is the problem.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

tayjoejoe_10.jpg

Jun 30, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I changed the egnition switch n my car still wont start. I have power goin to head lights dome lights but no juice to my dash w the key turned both foward or backwards when i try to start it.the car wont...


This is a VERY common problem in GM vehicles. There is an anti theft security system installed in your car. When there is a communication break in this system, the computer switches off the starter thinking that somebody is trying to steal the car. Is there a light that says SECURITY on the dash when you turn the key forward 2 clicks? If you see this light at all, this is most likely your problem. Check out this link for a full description, and some DO IT YOURSELF options to fix this problem forever. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

May 24, 2011 | Pontiac Fiero Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a buick regal 1994 and sometimes it wont start/ I have to wait sometimes before it will start


Next time this happens and the car wont start, look all over the dash for a light that says SECURITY. Normally what happens is the anti theft system in older GM cars starts to fail and miscommunicates with itself. That little black chip in your key sends a signal to the ignition, and then the ignition sends it to the TDM (theft deterrent module) and then the TDM allows the starter to start. If any part is not doing its job correctly, the starter gets turned off to prevent theft. Your car thinks its getting stolen. Read all about it thru this link. Also offers some good DO IT YOURSELF options to fix this forever. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

May 22, 2011 | 1991 Buick Park Avenue

1 Answer

When i start my truck it shuts off after a few seconds


First check to see if the dash has a light on that says "security" when the truck wont start. If so, you might have a anti-theft problem. If i knew the year make and model i could help you more. If you end up seeing a light that says security, look at this link http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Apr 14, 2011 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I was taking my steering wheel off of my 1997 honda prelude and putting and after market one on. and whil i was hammering the new one on the anti-theft starting beeping. and i read online about the "The...


With something like anti theft I would have to contact honda and explain what is happening if you cant find anything on line. Something like the anti theft thing is very particular.

Aug 17, 2009 | 1997 Honda Prelude

3 Answers

Can you bypass theft system


No, I think he has the same problem I do. I have a stock 99 malibu...no real theft system. Usually after it rains or gets cold, a "theft system" light comes on in my dash. I can be driving, and the light will come on. If I turn the car off, I cannot restart the vehicle till about 20 minutes have passed and the light finally goes off. Sometimes this light comes on when I try to start the car in the morning. I put the key in the ignition, and the car will not start for 20 minutes till the darn theft system light goes off. From what I gathered, the theft system issue has something to do with a "passlock II" defect. I have no idea what this is, all I know is that I can't get a mechanic to listen to me, because the issue never repeats itself when I go to a garage. It gets a little annoying, but I've learned to deal with it.

Sep 10, 2008 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

208 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...