RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: anti theft light on dash blinks rapidly and my car wont start on 2007 Ford Fusion

Car was working fine, I came out from work, my remote wouldnt open the doors, so I used the key manualy, when I tried to start my car, no go, the anti theft light on the dash blinks rapidly and wont go out. I took the major fuses out from the box under the hood, still the car wont start. Help! I want to take my car home.
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
If your THEFT light flashes while you have your key in the "ON" position, you have an issue with the Passive Anti Theft System (PATS). This is the system that uses a transceiver to look for your programmed key to enable the vehicle to start.

My first reaction would be to try your other key to see if it works. If this does not help, unfortunately you will need to get some assistance from someone - repair shop or dealer - that has a diagnostic tool that can check out the system operation.
WOW, thanks for the information, I have fought this problem for days with my son's car. Read this, tried the other key and poof it worked....... Thanks again.
Didn't find what you were looking for?