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Q: Start Error with vehicle.

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Vehicle will not start. The error message reads Start Error.

A: These vehicles have ben known to have a def...

These vehicles have ben known to have a defective ignition system immobilizer that can cause the issue. The replacement immobilizer will require programming with a factory scanner that can enable it. Have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come visit you to inspect your vehicle.

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