Theft deterrent system


Asked by Oct 24, 2015 at 05:47 PM about the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2014 Chevy Cruze wouldn't shift into park last night and the key won't
come out. This morning battery was dead, so now it's fully charged but the
car won't start, I get a messaged that says service theft deterrent system. Is
there any way I can get the theft system alert off , so I can start car to bring to

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Remove key from car,remove positive cable for about ten minutes,then place key in car and to the on position,then replace battery cable.

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Can't remove key because car won't go into park

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Ok there should be and over ride to the shifter lock,may look like one of these,you are going to have to get it to release and go in to park before you can reset the system as i said above

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Your new car warranty will cover the tow charge. Call your local Chevy Dealer and let them fix it for free. HTH. -Jim

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Hey did you every find out about the anti theft when you turn your car on? And did you get it fixed and how mush did it cost

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No, anaerobic yet. Very recently new bathere was place in my 2013 Cruze. Maybe, that triggered this message in the dash, you think?


I am having the same problem with my 2011 cruz, replaced dead battery, all electronics now work, was able to remove key. But now car won't start?

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What about if removing pos cable and still won't start but anti theft stop on?

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I have the same issues with my 2014 Cruz. Radio stars shorting out, than the heater/air fan stops. Than the anti theft device kicks in. Not sure what is going on. I carry a socket wrench in the car so when it happens I can disconnect the battery and reset the computers. any ideas what is going on. This car is a lemon.

Worst car I’ve ever had. Just showed up on mine too. It came off after I restarted car. I’ve switched this engine 3 times!!!! New belt new thermostat twice! New thermostat housing! New temp gauge 2 water pumps!!

I’m having the same trouble right about now, The voltage on my battery is 14.7, radio turns on and all but for some odd reason when I try to turn it on the car sounds like if the battery is dead, I jumpstarted my car and the auto theft crap came on, been having trouble with this car almost since I got it, Chevy Cruze LTZ 2012

Please my own chevy is the 2012 manual transmission type. the Eco type. How can I remove the engine lock?

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