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Occasionally, the car will not start, like not getting any fuel. The difference I see is there is a blinking "security" light on the dash board. After the light stops blinking and it resets, the car can be started. What is this?

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Could be an imobilisor that cuts fuel off whilst it checks that the correct key is in the ignition!

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