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Q: How do I set or cancel the engine immobilizer?

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How do I set or cancel the engine immobilizer?

A: The engine immobilizer is an important safe...

The engine immobilizer is an important safety feature that keeps your car from being stolen. The system immobilizes the engine to keep anyone from using unauthorized keys, or hot wiring your car to start it. The engine immobilizer will automatically set whenever you turn the vehicle off and remove your key (if applicable), and the immobilizer will automatically turn off when you reinsert the key, or turn the Engine Start Stop switch to Accessory or IGNITIOn On mode. When the engine immobilizer is turned on, the indicator light will flash on the center console.

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