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Fixing Immobiliser Faults

Having an immobiliser for your car or van is great for improving the security of your vehicle, but what if it stops working due to a fault? At Key Assist, we can help repair it.

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  • Over 50,000 people have used Key Assist

  • Approved auto-locksmiths near you who can fix any faults with your car’s immobiliser

  • Our specialists use the latest technology and methods to avoid further damage

  • In a hurry? We offer a quick immobiliser repair service, wherever you are in the UK

What faults may suggest my immobiliser is broken?

Immobiliser light stays on

If the immobiliser light in your car, van or other type of vehicle is on and stays on, or if it is flashing, it’s likely that there is a problem with it. The fault may be a simple one or, indeed, it may be more complex. Let our specialist help, no matter whether you have a Renault Clio or Nissan Micra.

Alarm has stopped working

You might find that your car or van alarm is not working, and generally, any problems with your vehicle’s alarm could mean a number of things, such as a fault with your key or a low battery. Whatever the problem, our specialist locksmiths will be able to identify it straight away.

Central locking not working

A faulty immobiliser may cause your central locking to stop working, and you may even find that it is not working despite trying to lock it with your car key. Our specialists will be able to solve the problem for any type of vehicle, whether it’s a Vauxhall Astra, Corsa or Citroën C3.

Car immobiliser problems - Use a trusted repair service

If your immobiliser is faulty or broken, you will usually experience the following things happening to your vehicle:

  • Your car or van doesn’t start and the immobiliser light is on
  • The immobiliser light is flashing on and off
  • The central locking isn’t working
  • The alarm fails to work
  • The vehicle starts but stops again shortly after
  • The key to your vehicle has stopped working

If you experience any of the above, it is likely that there’s a fault with your immobiliser - it could be minor, but you’ll need a specialist’s help to get the problem solved quickly and to avoid causing further damage.

Another thing to consider is that your key fob could be broken - if the immobiliser warning light comes on, it could be because your anti-theft system can’t recognise the key. Either way, a specialist locksmith will be able to determine the problem for you and rectify it straight away.  

Wondering “who can fix my immobiliser?” Give Key Assist a call today by using the phone number at the top of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost will depend on the type of problem you have - it may just be that you need a new key, in which case it won’t cost as much as having a replacement immobiliser.

Give us a call at Key Assist today and we’ll contact an auto-locksmith near you who will be able to provide you with an affordable quote.

Most issues with immobilisers can be solved simply by getting a replacement battery for your car or van key

With the majority of transponder keys, they have a small battery inside which automatically sends the security code to the immobiliser in order for the security device to work.

Do not try to do this yourself - a battery needs to be replaced very carefully to avoid causing damage to the transponder chip inside. If this breaks, you will need a brand new key, which will incur further costs and delays.

To avoid any hassle and to prevent causing further damage, contact us at Key Assist today and our approved locksmiths near you will be able to help - no matter what the problem is.

Our highly-trained and experienced locksmiths have all the knowledge and equipment necessary to understand the problem with your vehicle and make the necessary repairs (or provide the correct replacements), whether you need a key replacement or your immobiliser repairing.

They are specialists in smart immobiliser faults and have all the latest tools and technology, so it doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you have.

Get in touch today to get help from an approved specialist near you!