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My 2008 Ford Escape would not start this morning. The Escape is driven everyday including just last night. The battery is charged, the car will not turn over. There is an icon on the dashboard of a red lock. I tried the turning on and off for ten minute intervals to reset the the key to the car, this did not work either. Is there anything I can try other than having it towed to a dealership?

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    Jeff Turcotte Sep 09, 2010

    Do you have another factory key for the car that you can try? You have the PATS security system, which has little transponder pellets in the key. Not sure why it quit, but worth trying the other key.

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Try removing neg cable for about an 1/2 hour

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