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Every once in a while the security light on my malibu comes on and the
car will not start - we input the key to the ingnition wait 10 minutes then the car will start. This does not happen every time - just every once in a while. Does anyone know a way to fix this problem?

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  • k6zvb Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same problem, but our Malibu is a "2001." I called the local Chev. dealer and they claim that the 2001 ignition key's do not have a chip and the security system is done some how in the lock tumblers.?? That a new key will not fix our problem.

    They replaced our security system about two years ago, but they say there might be a loose connection etc., and they would have to catch it at the right time on their analizer.? (That would be something.?) You can never tell when it will not start.? It goes maybe a week, then a month etc.?

    Richard Jones.


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The car has a built in security theft lock, what yours is doing is loosing the key, so when you put your key in it thinks it is being stolen, by leaving the ignition on for a period of time you are allowing the computer to recognize the key, often you can solve this problem by going to your chevy dealer and having a new factory key made, usually costs less than $10

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