my car want start

Asked by Jan 31, 2016 at 04:08 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Malibu and car want start the theft
light is not blinking at all I have remove battery and
still want crank they say car in theft mode please
help

7 Answers

405

I think that you have to get a locksmith to program your key or your ignition switch

78,045

Who are they saying it is the theft system? If it was activated, when turning the key to on, then the security light would be flashing. Is this the case?

Well I got the car put new battery and plugs fuel pump and etc the car wouldn't start so the light kept blinking so when we figure that part out told me I was going to have to replace that switch but I been driving no problem till lastnite I got in and it act like it didn't want to start but it did so once I turn it off wouldn't say nun so we unplug the hot side of battery for 15 then tried still didn't work but the theft light is not blinking so my uncle said need another key cause key was bad and it was lock in theft mode

Or the ignition switch but it has been replace and they disconnected the alarm on car so I don't no but everything comes on but just want crank he said had something to do with auto theft system but I don't no but thanks for reply back both of you my cuzn got another key so going to try and see if that work but if not don't no

78,045

Ok I think you are on the right track. But if it still does not start, I would start looking at the ignition system.

Is that hard to replace

78,045

Well it is a lot of parts, just need to diagnose the problem. Like by putting a scanner on it to see if there are any codes. This gives an idea on what is wrong.

Your Answer

Malibu

Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?

CarGurus has 57,175 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,220
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,170
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 33,150 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
884 Great Deals out of 79,051 listings starting at $1,444
Used Nissan Altima
1,194 Great Deals out of 74,739 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
1,082 Great Deals out of 75,997 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
776 Great Deals out of 53,174 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Maxima
348 Great Deals out of 20,714 listings starting at $1,175
Used Kia Optima
548 Great Deals out of 31,704 listings starting at $2,195
Used Honda Civic
692 Great Deals out of 52,972 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
497 Great Deals out of 31,046 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,924 Great Deals out of 161,759 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 21,567 listings starting at $14,739
2017 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
285 Great Deals out of 10,513 listings starting at $10,999
2016 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
212 Great Deals out of 7,039 listings starting at $8,900
2015 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
220 Great Deals out of 5,076 listings starting at $7,995
2014 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 2,404 listings starting at $6,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.