Q: What does the anti-theft indicator in the dash do?

asked by on

What does the anti-theft indicator in the dash do?

Your car is equipped with anti-theft system (an immobilizer system, called SecuriLock®). When the system is active, the anti-theft light on the dash should flash slowly. This tells you that the system is on and engaged. It should only flash if the ignition is off and the doors are locked. If the ignition is on, the light should illuminate for a couple of seconds and then go out after the engine is cranked.

Tip

If the indicator flashes rapidly, it means there’s a problem with your anti-theft system and it needs to be inspected.

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. What does the anti-theft indicator in the dash do?

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: How do I use the rear door safety locks?

The rear door safety locks are a key safety feature. In general, opening one of the vehicle’s doors from the inside will unlock the door. When the rear door safety lock is on, these doors cannot be unlocked or opened...

Q: What tips should be followed for wearing seat belts properly?

While seat belts might seem like relatively self-explanatory safety devices, it’s actually pretty easy to use them incorrectly. Doing so can seriously reduce your safety and even put you in greater danger during an impact. Follow these tips to wear...

Q: Car alarm keeps going off in 2000 Range Rover

Range Rovers have an emergency key access procedure to disarm the alarm with the mechanical key if the remote fails to do so. It requires that a 4-code key be entered into the vehicle by turning the key in the...

Related articles

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...
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.