Q: question - broken ignition after car attempted to be stolen

asked by on

Some one tried stealing my car who broke the ignition..now I can only start my car with screw driver...my car turns over like it wants to start but dose not turn all the way over it making like a choking sound n anti theft key is blinking off n on..? i don't have money to fix it tell two weeks n have to get back n forth to work until then..any suggestions..
My car has an automatic transmission.

I’m sorry to hear that someone attempted to steal your car. Unfortunately, there is no temporary solution for this. The car will continue to act this way until the ignition switch is repaired or replaced. With the ignition damaged, the anti-theft system cannot read the chip in the key so it will not start. For the time being, you may want to consider local transport options, friends or family, or different ridesharing applications that can get you to and from work until you have the starting issue diagnosed and repaired.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. question - broken ignition after car attempted to be stolen

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: Throwout bearing fork problem

Hi, if there is no fluid leaking from under the car then the linkage has an issue somewhere. All of the components in the clutch linkange are susceptible to wear and tear over the years and should be inspected. A...

Q: Brakes vibrating when pressing brake pedal

Hello, typically when brakes are vibrating, there is usually something mechanically wrong like warped rotors, loose wheel bearings or worn tie rod ends. Checking the tie rod and wheel bearings is easy. The vehicle must be jacked in the air...

Q: Q: Starting issues

Hey there. Thanks for writing in about your 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. There are many possible causes for a car not to start. Based on your description, however, I believe there is something wrong with your ignition system. I would...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...