After the 10 minutes it will start. It used happen once in a while and now it has been happening more frequently. We are told it has someone to do with the security system.
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero Question: Our Alero will not start until we put the key in the ignition & wait 10 minutes.
Answer #1myvols2002 June 01, 2014, 22:09Rookie
The key has a chip inside that the car must detect before it will let it start. There is a passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder that may be failing causing the anti-theft system to not recognize the key chip.
Replyroweboat, June 02, 2014, 16:44Rookie
What is this repair going to cost us? And what are our options?
Replymyvols2002, June 02, 2014, 22:51Rookie
The sensor will cost around $100. Not sure about labor. You may be able to find the fix on YouTube.