Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
Average mileage: 132,311 (20,948–270,000)
15 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
106 people reported this problem
When I turn the ignition ,all lights come on but it doesn't start
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 .
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
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.
Car wouldn't start. Had it towed. Anti-theft system was found to be culprit.
Turn key on every thing come on but won't turn over
when the key is turned no power to anything but,insttrument lights.
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
security light on and vehicle will not start
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.
Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key
Try to start it up but it doesn't make any sound and it doesn't start
Used bypass to circumvent ignition switch. New switch & key were quoted at over $550 by dealer.
Security lock system and key problem
My security light is on. My car won't stay cranked
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).
All accessories function when poser is turned on but there is no juice going to the starter. Security light is continuously flashing.
VATS failed due to broken wire inside steering column ignition switch. Total bill including keys, reprogramming, etc. $550.
had to get new keys and ignition cylinder replaced. About $500
I tried to start my car, it was in perfect working condition, and it wouldn't start. I took the key out of the ignition, put it back in, made sure I had it in park and it started. Now the Security light is on all the time. After reading this page I know what to tell my mechanic to fix it!