I have an old Ford Focus (2005 - station wagon) but every so often, the Passive Anti-Theft System (I think it is a KARR system) locks the car so I cannot start the engine
. Usually this happens if I use the remove buttons to unlock and lock the car (or open the passenger's side door or the hatch). The only think I do when this happens is that I unhook the battery terminals and wait an hour, then hook them up again, and I drive away. Fortunately, I only live 5 miles from work, so as long as I just drive myself, I'm ok. But this happens over and over and over....any suggestions?
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: about a year I think
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: New Battery, new starter
, the starter relay is fine, alternator
is fine, so all I do is unhook the battery terminals (both) and wait an hour and it seems to reset the locking system and I can start the car.
JA: The electronics expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: not that I can think of right now thanks