How to unlock the anti-thief system?


Asked by Jan 18, 2016 at 10:17 PM about the 2010 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: General

One night I forgot to turn off the light. Then the battery was run out. I can not
start my car. Then one of my friend drove his car to help me boosting my car.
But the anti-thief system started to work, it flamed out. I had to call the
roadside serve and it cost me 30.
Is there any thing that I can do to fix it by myself?

6 Answers


You can try this,remove positive cable from battery,place key in car and turn to the on position,then replace positive cable,turn key off then back on,should reset it,but if not you may have to have a dealer reset the antitheft for you.

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Thanks. Actually I saw the man who fixed my car did something to my car battery cable. He didn't remove the positive cable,but used a plier to turn the joint of the cable a little. Maybe it is the way you told me. Next time ,hope not, I will try.

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This solution just worked on my 2004 Ford Escape! Thank you!!

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This just worked on my Ford Escape 2005 as well! Gracias!

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2005 ford escape 3.0 worked. thanks

2011 Ford Escape limited this didn't work. Tried it mutiple times like what you said and still it won't start. Kind of in a pickle if can't get it started. The dealership needs to see vehicle but can't get it to start to get it there. They said to try remove positive leave for 15 mins and should reset itself. Well it didn't. Any other suggestions?

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