2001 Ford Taurus Q&A

2001 Ford Taurus Question: Why does2001 Taurus start but then it sputters & the anti-theft light come on?

It then runs. Tonight it did not make a sound when I tried to start it, but then a few minutes later, started. -
Answer 1
You have a PATS(passive anti theft system) issue. Have the car scanned with a full enhanced scanner, not a generic code reader. -
Comment 1
Thanks so much, on my way to the dealer. -
Comment 2
The dealer is not the only place to take. Use RepairPal to find a qualified shop. -
Answer 2
get a diag from a good shop and be done -