OK it's a Sable, not a Taurus, same thing. SOMEBODY HELP. 1996 Station
wagon V6 duractec.
The car runs fine, it's the security/locking system that I am really
worried about. Every time the car is turned off, about 2 minutes
later, the anti-theft system turns on and I have to use the disarm
button on the key in order to start it again. If I use the key to
mechanically open the door and go to start the car, still, no start.
The anti-theft HAS to be disarmed.
Example... I pull into a gas station to fill up. Must shut off car of
course. That done I go to turn the key ... nothing. I press the disarm
button on the key, turn it and varoom. All is OK.
This may sound like a minor problem but one day my wife may be out in
the boonies and stop the car for some reason, get in and the KEY NO
LONGER WORKS due to battery failure or the electronics in the key just
go kaput. Now she is stranded with a perfectly good car that just
won't start ! Scary. It will eventually happen.
When I got the car about 4 years ago, I don't recall it having this
problem. You could be away from the car for long periods of time
(without having "armed" the car) return to it and start it up with no
problems. Somewhere along the line though, the car picked up this
For some reason the car is ALWAYS arming itself without permission.
Has anyone heard of this before? I'm getting more and more paranoid
about this so if you can help, it would be deeply appreciated.
"Take a little 5FU, leucovorin and oxaliplatin for thy stomach's sake." -- 1
Timothy 5:23 (adapted)