Anti-theft Devices Problems in popular cars

Anti-theft Devices problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Anti-theft Devices problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Chevrolet Malibu

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. The car would randomly stop running. This could happen while on the highway or when the car was in motion. Daughter was caught a couple of time in the situation. No power steering of brakes. Could have had a fatal accident. If you look at this car and other gm cars, there have been a lot of complaints, the problem lies with the pass lock system (anti theft). The car thinks that its the wrong key and kills the ignition. I found a work around online. Which involves wiring a resistor into the ignition system. . . . The car has been fine since. The failure date was 03/12/12.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Chevrolet Malibu

The car involved was a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G1ZT58FX7_. 2007 Malibu lt just shut off at traffic intersection, engine turns over but refuses to start. Then it started up after a few minutes like there was never a problem. There are no fault codes, no warnings, nothing to suggest anti-theft. What is causing this???!!! this has happened to me and my daughter dozens of times in the last 5 years. I've searched online and there are way too many unhappy people with same exact problem! has there been a recall yet on this obvious defect? my 17 yr old daughter has to drive this car and it has quit on her in traffic several times and I am afraid it's going to happen to her and cause an accident. If she gets injured, or worse because Chevrolet refuses to recall and fix this defect there will be a lawsuit and a big one!. This anti-theft devices problem happened on September 2, 2013.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chrysler town and country. : the contact stated on occasion, the turn signals failed to work properly. The indicator would be activated for a right turn and the left turn indicator lights would illuminate while driving 3 mph. The security alarm had activated three times: once while the contact was operating the vehicle and twice when the vehicle was parked, without a visible cause. The vehicle was taken to the sales/service dealer and the problems could not be duplicated. The problem continued after the inspection. The manufacturer was not contacted. It was 11/27/2006 when this anti-theft devices issue occurred.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Chrysler Sebring

The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Alarm system wiring shorted due to it rubbing against the car body. This caused the engine kill mechanism to activate the car would not start and the alarm could not be shut off. Repair shop had to cut and resplice the wires so that car would start. This anti-theft devices issue occurred Thursday, Jun. 17, 2004.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Dodge Ram 3500

The VIN of this vehicle is 3D7MU48C43_. - the vehicle was a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The vehicle was serviced for recall 05v46200 concerning the power train automatic transmission. The dealer installed an out of park alarm system. The alarm system will activate if the vehicle door is open while reverse gear was engaged. The alarm caused the horn to blow, and the lights to flash. The contact stated he did not want this system in this vehicle. The dealer stated they were unable to remove the out of park alarm system because it was mandated by NHTSA. The vehicle currently had 52,000 miles. Updated 05/21/07. It was July 1, 2006 when this anti-theft devices issue occurred.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Dodge Ram 2500

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The VIN of the car is 3D7KA28C73_. I wish to voice my displeasure with chysler's recall #e-17 on my 2003 2500 Dodge pickup. If there is a problem with the truck then if needs to be corrected. I've not heard of anyother vehicle using alarms to warn that it s not in park. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Ford Windstar

The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Windstar. Consumer noticed any speed vehicle would stall due to anti theft device.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Ford Taurus

The car is a 2000 Ford Taurus. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FAFP55S2Y_. When the anti theft light comes on vehicle will not start for two-three hours. Vehicle stops in the middle of the street. Dealer can find any defect in the vehicle. This problem occurred on October 25, 2004.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of GMC T-series

The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 GMC t series. Total vehicle monitoring causing distress and hazard. The failure date was Wednesday, January 15, 1997.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Acura CL

The car involved was a 2001 Acura 3. 2cl. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 19UYA424X1_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2001 Acura 3. 2cl. In 2004, the contact received NHTSA recall notice number 04v176000 (power train:automatic transmission). The dealer replaced the transmission. As a result, the warranty was extended for seven years. On August 29, 2007, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance and she was informed that a new transmission was needed. The dealer stated that the entire transmission failed and was difficult to shift. They also stated that this was the same defect that was stated in the recall she previously received. Acura was unconcerned since the warranty was extended from the prior recall. The contact stated that her main concern was her safety and the resale potential of the vehicle. As of August 30, 2007, the vehicle remains at the dealer for transmission repair. The powertrain and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 53,082. The dealer stated the trunk latch failing and security system not activating. Updated 09/18/07. This problem occurred on Thu., Aug. 30, 2007.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Honda Odyssey

The car is a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5FNRL18913_. Automatic doors were defective. The alarm went off. Consumer pulled off of the road, opened and shut the doors for the alarm to shut down. Vehicle was serviced previously for door defects. This anti-theft devices problem happened on Tue., Sep. 16, 2003.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Honda Element

The vehicle is a 2003 Honda Element. VIN of the vehicle was 5J6YH18513_. The horn and the alarm system failed to operate properly. The dealer made repairs back in Dec. 15, 2003 and now the problem has recurred, the sound of the horn diminished when used and the auto remote was failing to activate the alarm system. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer. Please provide any further information. This anti-theft devices issue occurred Dec. 15, 2003.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Hyundai Tucson

The car involved is a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. I have contacted Hyundai for numerous failures to my 2005 Tucson Hyundai. I have spoken to brianna the held of consumer affairs regarding this matter and stated that I had to bring in my vehicle to be seen which I have done on 2 or 3 occasions. I even fax over all the paper work which I have not gotten a result. Today, November 17,2006 I decided to take my vehicle to Hyundai of white plains, saw joey smouha at 1-914-328-3525 at 460 tarrytown road, white plains, NY 10607. I was having the problem that my alarm doesn't work, I can't open nor close my doors. He look over the car and said it seems that I having some kind of electrical problem and I am going to bring in the vehicle on my thanksgiving break. I find it strange that Hyundai of new rochelle has been giving me the run around since 2005 and Hyundai of white plains were nice and polite. And, gave me the time of day when I brought it in and said please look at it. Now I did the same and spoke to david diaz of new rochelle, he didn't look at it he just ask when can I bring it in and drop it off that they had to keep it for a week. I am disgusted with the whole thing. I have had over 21 problems/complaints with this vehicle. This anti-theft devices problem happened on 11/17/06.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Infiniti FX35

The car is a 2004 Infiniti Fx35. Consumer complaint concerning the 2004 Fx35 alarm system. The consumer was informed that the windows in her truck were rolled down. When the consumer went to the truck she noticed that the door lock was broken and the inside of the vehicle was ransacked. Several items in the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle has an electronic mechanism that when the door locks are tampered with allows the front windows to roll down automatically. It was May. 1, 2006 when this anti-theft devices issue happened.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Mazda Millenia

The vehicle is a 2000 Mazda Millenia. While vehicle was parked rear window simply exploded outward. Also, motors for the two front doors stopped working properly. Next, the horn and the alarm system stopped functioning as well. Vehicle's warranty now expired, and Mazda won't acknowledge problem. This problem occurred on Jun. 18, 2001.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Mercury Mariner

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Mercury Mariner. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4M2YU57195_. Anti theft dash light comes on solid for 2 or 3 seconds. Engine loses power. After 2 or 3 seconds, the anti theft light goes off and engine regains power. Has happened intermittently several times since first occurrence at various speeds and intervals. This issue happened on Jan. 14, 2013.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Mercury Sable

The car is a 2001 Mercury Sable. While driving 60 mph, the anti-theft system engaged and caused the vehicle to stall. The driver was able to restart the vehicle. Please provide further details.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Nissan Altima

The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Nissan Altima. I left work on February 6th and went to drive home, but my car would not start. My car is push button start and it did detect my key as I was able to unlock my car. When I pushed down on the brake to start my car it was very hard to push. My car would not start and a key warning light came on. The local Nissan dealership came to my work and had to disengage the steering wheel lock control unit in order to drive it back to their shop. They said that the car was unsafe to drive, except back to the dealership. They determined that it was a failed steering lock. This is an anti theft component of the car. My estimate was $662. 00. The part was on back order at that time and they did not know when it would be in. Nissan did not offer me a rental car and I was without a car for a week. The part came in a week later and the car was fixed that day. My bill was $662. 03. This steering wheel lock defect is a safety hazard as it could have happened while driving the car. There is no guarantee that it will not happen again either. After doing some research I found that Nissan changed this part of the Altima when making the 2010 models. I noticed a lot of people with the same issue after researching. This malfunction should be looked into further by Nissan and in my opinion it needs to be a recall. It's understandable when normal wear and tear issues happen to your car, but an issue like this is a defect and needs to be paid for by Nissan. My car is of course out of warranty at this time. This anti-theft devices issue occurred 02/06/2013.. Read more...

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Nissan Maxima

The car was a 2003 Nissan Maxima gle. Nissan xenon (hid) headlights stolen, second time in three days. After the first incident, Nissan installed an anti-theft system which should have prevented theft. But that did nothing. Vehicle lights were stolen during daylight in heavy populated area. This is becoming very frustrating, especially because of its frequency. Safety concerns should be considered because individuals with these Nissans are driving with no headlights when stolen, no lights no turn signals. Nssan motor will not offer any assistance to aide in solving this problem, upon calling them they basically said they could not assist. It was 12/22/2003 when this anti-theft devices issue happened.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Saturn ION

The car involved is a 2005 Saturn Ion. No start/no crank in very cold weather! this is the other problem with these switches on the satrun Ions! I called Saturn dealership rt away, when I could not start my car. They had no answer, wanted me to tow my car in. But, when weather warmed up past 20' outside, car turned rt over. This was a "hit & miss" problem, for yrs on my car. Then 2013, was our severely cold winter, in mi. My car, every morn, would not start. I had to all my own research on this problem. To my shock!! what I found! the complaints of this problem, was all over the internet!! then, I found the actual bulletin from gm's from 2009! it described this problem x& to replace the switch! what was happening is the extreme cold weather was throwing off the anti theft switch too! shut the whole car down! I had to pay $500 to replace my ignition switch & key tumbler. Why is this problem not being acknowledged as well? it's as bad as the problem on the news. I also rec'd an extended warranty on the power steering problem too. Sorry I bought a Saturn, but was a good lil car, until this!. This issue happened on Tue., Nov. 1, 2005.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Saturn ION

The car involved was a 2004 Saturn Ion. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G8AF52F04_. Below a certain temperature if the car is not warm or the ignition is not warm when trying to start the vehicle; the anti theft system turns on. Once the anti theft system is on I cannot start the vehicle for at least 15 minutes. Usually making me late for something. I have had this replaced and would like compensation if possible. It was 02/15/2012 when this anti-theft devices issue happened.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Suzuki Grand Vitara

The car involved is a 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara xl-7. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JS3TY92V83_. Failure on brakes, accelerator, alarm, lights and problems with the carpet. The brakes and accelerator were recalled. The brakes made a loud noise when turning the steering wheel. The alarmed failed. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer about ten times in reference to the alarm. The door ajar chime did not work. The carpet was loose. The consumer had to wait two months before it was fixed.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Toyota Corolla

Consumer has a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated while attempting to accelerate, the vehicle would not increase in speed with limited power. The dealer advised that the pedal position sensor was defective. The sensor was replaced. One week later while driving at 70 mph, the failure recurred and the vehicle independently decelerated to 35 mph. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where yet the failure could not be duplicated. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The dealer advised the electronic control unit (ecu) was defective and would need to be replaced. The contact stated the ecu was previously replaced less than a year prior to the failure. The ecu was replaced however while leaving the dealer, the check engine warning light illuminated and the failure recurred. The dealer then advised that the failure was caused by the after market security system in the vehicle. The contact had not experienced any failures with the security system since purchasing five years prior to the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000 and the current mileage was 58,022. This anti-theft devices problem happened on June 3, 2010.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Toyota Camry

The car was a 2004 Toyota Camry. The security system malfunctioned. The brake pedal and gas pedal to close result in sometimes pushing both pedals at once. The brake pedal was 4 3/4 inches wide and he bottom of the consumers shoes was 4 1/2 inches wide. The gas pedal was over to the center of the brake pedal. The consumer would have to shift his bottom or twist his foot inward and push down on the brake pedal because his knee would not bend sideway. It was Monday, November 1, 2004 when this anti-theft devices issue occurred.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The car involved is a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. The caller had the vehicle's electrical system replaced 5 times. The windows/the alarm system/the lights/the gauges, and the dashboard lights failed. As the caller indicated everything electrical malfunctioned. The caller was able to drive vehicle to the dealer, and a few times he had to have it towed. Dealer could never give him an answer why the vehicle was having these problems. The manufacturer said they could not help him for free, and since the problem included different components it did not fall under the lemon law. Manufacturer said that if the caller got a loan on the vehicle it would be a different situation. This anti-theft devices problem happened on Tuesday, August 31, 2004.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The vehicle is a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3VWSE29M1Y_. I thought my first new car purchase (a 2000 Jetta vr6 GLS) was a lemon. I, like many others, have experienced several problems. Problems such as: - rear cup holders broken - middle/rear seatbelt locked, cannot be used - 02 sensors both replaced since mil light kept illuminating - mas sensor replaced (and later recalled) - both front windows have fallen to the "black hole" (and later recalled; including a recall to the recall b/c they went from metal clips to plastic or vice versa) - paint peeling from inside door handles - alarm system faulty on passenger side door (dealer told me that unless the car beeps at me, the alarm is not secured. So, I must lock the door. Stand by for 15 seconds, lock the door again and this time when the car beeps, the passenger door is secured. And, furthermore, (this is good - keep reading) I was told that if I drive too close to a jea bus, their bus computer systems are run on the same channel as my Jetta's computer system and sometimes being too close to a jea bus will cause my cars computer system to scramble). Computer system can be reset, and did you know that while resetting, vw can make your car beep in different patterns? that's probably a "feature"! - center console/armrest latch broken - large spring sits underneath my passenger side front seat - seat belt no longer click, indicating locked in position (dealer told me it still works. So, now I have to push it down and then tug on it, hoping that it really is locked -- if not, I may fly out that recalled window. ) - child restrain seat locks recalled - trunk lock wouldn't stay latched - front fender separating from body of car - grinds going into second gear (manual transmission) - when car is put into 1st gear, it waits a few second before it gets enough power to fully accelerate - brake dust covers alloy wheel, in just hours of cleaning drivers wanted. . . But they're all in the dealer waiting room!. This anti-theft devices problem happened on Monday, May. 19, 2003.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Buick Regal

The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Buick Regal. On or around October 2013, I started experiencing difficulty in turn ignition switch off and removing key. Now its worsen where I spend anywhere 5 mins. To 15 min trying to remove the key. Only way I can do that is by turning the steering wheel or moving the gear selector back an forth till it decides it release the key. I thought it might have been the anti-theft in column that was locking up. I'm scheduled to have a new ignition installed after replacing the old key with a new key. I like to make sure this is covered before I sink anymore money into it. I depend on the car to make to doctor appointments and suck I often am late for because I"m in the parking lot playing spin the wheel. The other factor is steering wheel get extremely hot when driving at times. Where I have to put on gloves to drive. I replaced all the light bulbs in the socket last year all but the right front turn signal works. They tell me it possibly could be the module. Again, I don't have the funds to do extreme car repairs. Or reimburse me for the costs which is the right thing to do. This problem occurred on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Buick Enclave

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 5GAER23788_. The vehicle was a 2008 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that the vehicle was locked with the anti-theft engaged. He then erroneously engaged the lift gate button and the lift gate opened without the anti-theft alarm sounding. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not inspected by a mechanic or a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 50,000. It was 12/27/12 when this anti-theft devices issue occurred.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Cadillac CTS

The VIN of the problem Cts is 1G6DM57N33_. Consumer owns a 2003 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that the theft deterrent system was faulty and he was unable to remove the key from the ignition. While the vehicle was immobilized, the doors would lock independently and he was unable to enter or exit the vehicle. In addition, the alarm system would activate randomly and without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they replaced the battery as well as the power control module however, the failure continued to recur. The vehicle was awaiting an alternator repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The current mileage was 85,000 and the failure mileages were 60,000. This problem occurred on Fri., Jan. 1, 2010.

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car   Anti-theft Devices problem of Cadillac Catera

The vehicle was a 1999 Cadillac Catera. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was W06VR52R4X_. : the contact stated the vehicle would not start intermittently. The sunroof opened, the doors unlocked and the seat belts disconnected without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined the anti theft module needed to be replaced but the required code was not available. It was Monday, July 31, 2006 when this anti-theft devices issue occurred.

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