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2005 malibu...about 0nce every other month the antitheft sys

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2005 malibu...about 0nce every other month the antitheft sys tem kicks in fuel shuts down car wont start..have to have it towed and reprogrammed i am broke..cant keep this up
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: no gas hog every thing is ok..the theft light comes on and a couple days later it dies
JA: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: the dealer wont look at it for a couple days .. i only have the one car so every time i have my mechanic fix it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: well... i would like to know who i am talking to and if it is going to cost anything ..i googled this and you popped up...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

It will be difficult even for the dealer to identify this issue seeing that it is so intermittent, and i know that is frustrating. I attached a doc for you to read concerning your security system though. Unless there is a flash update for the system, they will most likely do what I just sent you.

Thanks, Ron