Brought a used 2001 buick lesabre, got in the car, drove it and was fine for an hour than all of a sudden alarm goes off, try different ways with the key and it shut off got to O'Reilly to place

Quasheeda Mcmillian-Riley

Asked by Mar 03, 2015 at 11:19 PM about the 2001 Buick LeSabre Custom

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

battery in remote, the remote dont
work at all so the worker cut the red
wire to stop sound not the car dings
when door open and lights blinks
everywhere but cuts off in about
10second or so, help want can i do to
make it stop

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Do you have the original master key? And if so, there may still be a problem with the transponder chip in the key, as it seems your ATM is activated and preventing the car from running. Unless there is an actual problem with the ATM or any of its wiring, you may find yourself reprogramming the ATM to accept a new master key which you'll have to purchase. At this point though you should be asking the previous owner you just bought the car from what's up.

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Quasheeda Mcmillian-Riley

I brought car from car dealer they told me to turn key twice to the right and than left to reset, the car runs and drive but it seems like it stalls like its about to cut off, when i drive test we had to jump the battery, i dont know if its a master key but the remote saids number 2 on it, whats a atm

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ATM = anti theft module. I'd be suspicious the dealer stuck you with a valet key and not the original "master" transponder key.

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I'd be all up in that dealer's business telling them to get this problem sorted. You JUST bought it.

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Quasheeda Mcmillian-Riley



I have 3 keys that came with the buick (2004) lesabre originally .. Two numbered 1 and 2! The second never really worked right. 1 key is red and is the valet key. Lost it years ago.. Key one is the only one that will start and run the car after 10 years of having it.

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Quasheeda Mcmillian-Riley

Dirty_harey but did u hve problems with the alarm

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Yes same thing. Light flash horn honks. Car would still drive. It would take 30 seconds or so to get it to shut off..

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