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Buick Park Avenue Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

 
Buick Park Avenue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 130,053 mi (60,000 mi - 199,800 mi)

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Problems with 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 key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

  •  Rookie

    car started once then won't start again thought starter but found no power to the start wire at starter when key is turned over. all fuses good, no power going into start switch at transmission.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    REPLACED IGN CYLINDER AND KEYS

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  • Visitor, , 129,560 mi

    Car ran fine for the last 950 mile trip we took, after we were home it set for 5 weeks. I went out to start the car - the security light is flashing and will not turn over or start.

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  •  Rookie

    for 4 times during the last 6 months it had no power to start the engine. Battery wwas checked 3 times and AAA and dealer could not find problem. Went to NTW and they examined the car and said battery was bad. 7 weeks later it did not start again. There is no sign in the lights and no noise from the start attempt. I do believe it is electronics but I need something to point my dealer at the problem.

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  •  Rookie

    security light stayed on one day, but car ran fine. now it may stall as I drive, giving me no indication.

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  • Visitor, , 154,000 mi

    turn key to start position and nothing happens, no power to starter solenoid from ignition, security light does not come on or flash unless the key is out or in the off position

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    I need to have this checked out, as well. Stranded numerous times & unable to start the car, only to find it will start at times & seem to work just fine...then stranded again in a parking lot or someone's drive, besides my own...bummer!!!

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Car won't start and security light is on ran fine yesterday

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  • Visitor, , 100,810 mi

    My car will not start after I parked and have been driving it all day. When the car is off the service engine light is on, but it is not on when the car is on. I do not know what to do! Usually when I get out of the car and lock the doors, use the key to unlock the doors and then start it it works but not today!!

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