Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Broke key triggers anti theft system on 2011 camaro.

asked by on

Broke key trigger anti theft system, how do I reprogram

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The broken key set may no longer be giving ...

The broken key set may no longer be giving off the signal saved in the vehicles anti-theft system. If the vehicle cannot verify the signal for the key, it will not start as if someone was trying to steal the car. This is probably what you’re going through and the only way to fix is with a new key that must be programmed at the dealership. Consider a trip to your local dealer if you have your spare keys, if not the vehicle may have to be towed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: ECU disconnected

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. First, remove the ground cable from the battery and let it stay off for 12 minutes. Then hook up the battery cable and retry the key. If your vehicle still gives you the same...

Q: Rattle driver side front when hits the slightest bump

Hi there. Usually a rattling sound is caused by a bracket that holds a steering column component has either been damaged or is loose. There could be a dozen possible components that are causing this issue, so it is probably...

Q: weird noise with cold air intake and idle

This is a common symptom of the mass air flow sensor needing to be upgraded due to the increased air intake. The mass air flow sensor operates based upon predetermined stock tuning in the ECM. When the air flow changes,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.