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Hi. When the theft light flashes or comes on solid it indicates there is a problem with either the Passive Anti Theft System or the Instrument Cluster. The PATS system involves a key with a transponder in it, and a transceiver located near the ignition switch. Ans the Insturment Cluster is the module that controls PATS functions and stores the keys information.
What I would try first, is to use any other ignition keys you have. If the problem persists, you will need to go to the dealer so they can diagnose the issue and reprogram the keys after the repair.
Can you give me an estimate of what each one of these would cost to fix? In the 1.5yrs I've had this LEMON, I've spent thousands of dollars in repairs! Thanks!
The dealer probably is going to charge a 100 dollars to diagnose it. A key cost about 50 dollars and to program it is like 50. Could be from $200 or higher.