Problems with the anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.
Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Buick LeSabre
Average mileage: 219,701 (20,948–2,206,996)
80 people reported this problem
39 people shared problem details
1997 Buick LeSabre270,000Visitor
Same problem with key. Mech. thought it was the starter but even with a new one no starting at all. They tried to re-program but no positive results at all. Put it in neurtal and started once but would not start after. My Security light was on for about 8 months prior but no problem starting the car at that time. Security light turned off for about 3 weeks before this so I thought it was OK-reset.
1996 Buick LeSabre165,000Visitor
when the key is turned no power to anything but,insttrument lights.
1998 Buick LeSabre53,451Visitor
Car wouldn't start. Had it towed. Anti-theft system was found to be culprit.
the car would not start do to anti-theft system. I cleaned the key tried again and it started. this has happenthree times since I have owned the car.
1995 Buick LeSabreVisitor
Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key
1997 Buick LeSabreVisitor
security light on and vehicle will not start
1994 Buick LeSabre173,000Visitor
my buick was killing on me at turns and stops but work start right back up I changed the battery and now the car wont start at all what can this be alternator starter and battery brand new
1997 Buick LeSabre65,000Visitor
had to get new keys and ignition cylinder replaced. About $500
VATS failed due to broken wire inside steering column ignition switch. Total bill including keys, reprogramming, etc. $550.
2001 Buick LeSabreVisitor
I DONT HAVE A KEY WITH A RAISED CHIP , MY CAR RANDOMLY LOCKS ME OUT AND WONT LET ME START THE CAR DUE TO ANTI THEFT -----------RADIO IS LOCKED AS WELL ------ WHY
2000 Buick LeSabreVisitor
When I first put my key in the ignition all my dash board lights go on then when I go to start the car nothing happens. All the dash lights go out and the car won't start .
1994 Buick LeSabre98,500Visitor
Used bypass to circumvent ignition switch. New switch & key were quoted at over $550 by dealer.
1994 Buick LeSabre1,700,000Visitor
got up to go to work,turned the key all light and bells sounded,but dead. could jump the starter it would turn over good.?
1990 Buick LeSabre68,876Visitor
Try to start it up but it doesn't make any sound and it doesn't start
2000 Buick LeSabre142,000Visitor
Took extra keys/items off key ring so that car key and house key are only objects on key ring. No problems since then (almost 6 months ago).
1998 Buick LeSabreVisitor
Look on Youtube, there is a cheap and easy fix.
1994 Buick LeSabre169,420Visitor
Have had this issue for a couple years now. Occurs sporadically seemingly at its own whim and always at the worst possible times (when I was being followed by someone after a late night grocery run). I've even had a duplicate key made thinking there might be an issue with surface contact/conduction but the problem still continues to this day(07-17-15)!
1998 Buick LeSabre2,206,996Visitor
Turn key on every thing come on but won't turn over
need by-pass for the anti-theft module and I need to sue Buick over multiple repairs that don't stick
my car will not start becauce the security system locked my keys out
I have changed the Crank Sensor, Camshaft Sensor, PCV Valve, MAF sensor, fuel filter, Oil Senso...
My brother locked his keys inside his running car. A friend of his tried his own Buick key in...
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For a long while the engine would just stop (while driving down the road or at park/idle). I co...