Anti-theft Controller problems of the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Three problems related to anti-theft controller have been reported for the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Anti-theft Controller problem 1
Failure Date: 06/11/2008

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.

car   Anti-theft Controller problem 2
Failure Date: 08/12/2006

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.

car   Anti-theft Controller problem 3
Failure Date: 09/01/1998

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.

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