When I use the keyless starter on my remote, the car starts, then shuts off in 2 seconds

Asked by Nov 10, 2014 at 09:38 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Door LT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 2000 blazer lt, 78,000 miles. I used the keyless remote starter. The engine started but shut off in 2 or 3 seconds. I tried several times, same results. So, I used the key in the ignition and the same thing happened. Then after several tries, the engine would not even turn over. While I was thinking it over, the car would try to start without me touching anything and shut off again. This happened several times. Then after 5 minutes or so, with the key, the car started fine. Any hints on what I was doing wrong?

2 Answers

11,785

This may have something to do with the passlock security that is factory equipped with the vehicle. Did you notice the security light on the gauge cluster when this happened? I have a feeling the passlock is having issues with allowing it to start with the remote starter? Did the remote starter ever work for you or is this the first you tried it?

Mark: This was the first time I tried using the remote start. (I just bought a used Blazer, 78,000 miles on it). I did read today that the passlock security may be the culprit. The red light is on when I turn off the engine and lock the door. I read that letting the car sit for 10 minutes and it should start, which it did. Can you tell me how to use the remote to start the car? Or should I just use the key. Thanks a lot for your response!

Your Answer

Chevrolet Blazer Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    2,030
  • #2
    yetilikesbeer
    Reputation
    1,350
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
654 Great Deals out of 39,226 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,211 listings starting at $2,450
Used GMC Jimmy
236 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,094 Great Deals out of 167,326 listings starting at $1,888
Used Chevrolet Suburban
331 Great Deals out of 21,586 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
863 Great Deals out of 70,094 listings starting at $1,045
Used Ford F-150
2,245 Great Deals out of 179,996 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Explorer
808 Great Deals out of 62,574 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
384 Great Deals out of 30,498 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500
3 Great Deals out of 862 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
479 Great Deals out of 33,615 listings starting at $777
Used Jeep Cherokee
344 Great Deals out of 45,620 listings starting at $2,795
Used Jeep Wrangler
307 Great Deals out of 16,134 listings starting at $2,972

Used Cars For Sale

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.