wont start says lowfuel but has 3/4 tank then says power steering on 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

also shows a car with a lock on it symbol on the dash

by in London, KY on December 17, 2012
2 answers
ANSWER by on December 17, 2012
The lock symbol is your entire problem. The car's antitheft system is activated for one of two reasons. The key's battery or microchip has failed and the ignition won't recognize the key and thinks someone is trying to steal the car and shut the fuel pump off. Try your other key if you have a spare. Second, the key ignition cylinder itself has failed and needs replaced. The issue is the antitheft system. Prob. going to need diagnostic if this doesn't work for you.
ANSWER by on December 18, 2012
seek help on reading anti theft codes and post