Immobiliser Problems and Symptoms
Immobiliser problems can be a result of various issues such as key fobs losing their coding or key fobs with lost chips (a common side effect of a battery change or a child getting hold of your keys!). Alternatively it may be damaged or corroded wiring, a water damaged ECU, a faulty engine ECU and/or immobiliser ECU, etc.
Fortunately, at FermoyGarage, we have the expertise to find and repair all manner of immobiliser problems!
The immobiliser process is different for different manufacturers, for example a VW will start but then cut out, whereas a Ford will crank over but not start. Generally speaking with most cars if the immobiliser light stays on rather than going off when you turn the key, the immobiliser has kicked in.
If your car won’t start and you have breakdown cover, just ask for the vehicle to be recovered to our workshop. If you don’t have breakdown cover, we can organise local towing, give us a call!