Anti-theft Controller problems of the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Three problems related to anti-theft controller have been reported for the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Anti-theft Controller problem #1
The vehicle involved is a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass. VIN of the vehicle was 1G3NB52M0V_. Abs light has been coming on intermittently, braking distance is normal. Vehicle taken to dealer 15-20 times. Replaced brake pads/ alternator/ battery/ wiring harness, and put in sensor. Did not remedy problem, vehicle at dealer at this time. Serpentine and tensioner belt broken. Security light blinks due to bad theft lock sensor assembly . Blower speeds inoperative. A/c control inoperative. Left front seat belt buckle falls to floor. Power window inoperable due to electrical switch failure. This anti-theft controller problem happened on Sep. 1, 1998.
Anti-theft Controller problem #2
I own a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass and I have been having problems with the passlock anti-theft system on this vehicle for some time. Sometimes when I try and start this vehicle, the theft system light starts to blink on and off. When this happens, the vehicle can not be started for at least 10 minutes. This is very frustrating as it usually happens at the worst of times, like in the cold winter weather, at a gas station, or in a loading/unloading zone at a hotel. Sometimes the theft system light will come on while driving and then I wonder if the car will start when I am ready to leave again. I have read many stories about similar problems that other gm owners have on their vehicles, so I know that this is not a random problem that affects only some people. This is a problem that needs to be addressed by gm. I have had the ignition switch replaced once on this vehicle, and this will be a very expensive option if I have to do that again. Is there anything that can be done about this? the date listed below is the most recent date that this happened. It happened twice last week when we were out of town on a trip at the worst of times. The failure date was Saturday, August 12, 2006.
Anti-theft Controller problem #3
The car was a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Anti-theft system on my 1997 olds Cutlass comes on frequently and will not allow my car to start. In researching this issue I see there are literally 100's of complaints regarding this very problem. Gm should be made to fix the issue by completely replacing the defective part with one that is more stable. This problem started out only happening ever once in awhile, now it is happening daily. My only option at this point, is to disconnect the very feature that would prevent my vehicle from being stolen. Obviously, replacing the ignition or key is a short term fix as the new part also becomes defective in a very short period of time. This anti-theft controller issue occurred 06/11/08.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||3|
|Car Will Not Start problems||2|
|Electrical System problems||2|
|Underhood Wiring problems||1|
|Ignition Module problems||1|
|Dash Wiring problems||1|
|Horn Assembly problems||1|
|Battery Cable problems||1|
|Ignition Switch problems||1|
|Dashboard Failed problems||1|