Q: What is the SecuriLock® system on my car?

asked by on December 15, 2015

What is the SecuriLock® system on my car?

Your car is equipped with both a security system and an immobilizer system. The SecuriLock® system is the immobilizer. It’s actually the only anti-theft system onboard the car – the alarm only sounds the horn and flashes the lights. It doesn’t prevent someone from stealing the car. The SecuriLock® system ensures that your car cannot be started without a programmed key in the ignition. If a key that’s not programmed for your car is used in the ignition, it won’t crank.

Tip

Don’t leave a programmed key in the vehicle. The SecuriLock® system only prevents theft of the vehicle. It doesn’t keep anyone from breaking into the car. If there’s a programmed spare key in the car, they can use it to start the engine.

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

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

Outside of an engine rebuild, what can I do to get high-end horsepower rather than the low-end torque inherent with american cars?

Hello. Due to the design of the engine, there's not much that can be done, aside from completely rebuilding the engine, to achieve high rpm power. Typically V layout engines are designed to provide low end torque and a smooth...

Why the Fuel pump relay will not kick in using the key switch

Hello - The fuel pump power path includes the fuse, and the fuel pump relay (triggered by the ignition switch). The injectors are fired by the engine control module (PCM for Ford fans). There are 2 potentially separate issues here....

Driver's door won't lock; washer fluid malfunctioning

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Toronado. You can rule out a blown fuse for both of these issues. If the fuse were blown, the circuit would not operate at all. I'm guessing from your description...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Painter
If If you’re a painter, and you work for someone else, chances are you don’t care all that much about what you drive, as long as it gets you to and from work reliably. On the other hand, if you...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette
The The Chevrolet Corvette is an American original that has stood the test of time. With the 2012 version, you’ll discover improved handling and horsepower that delivers the superior performance you’ve come to expect from this icon. With options as...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
Florida Florida offers great weather year round, and the fact that snow and ice never factor into the equation means drivers don’t have to focus on the overall vehicle handling as they do in other states. The best selling cars...