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2008 chevy malibu. remote starter starts car but car turn

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2008 chevy malibu. remote starter starts car but car turn off after a couple seconds
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 10 months ago.

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Does the vehicle start normally with a key?

Do you have a security light on the dash?

Is it an aftermarket or factory remote start?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Factory remote start, starts fine with key. No warning lights. Last month my alternator failed. I tried starting , holding foot on brake then hitting start button on chain. Seemed ok. Today. Started then turned off.
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 10 months ago.

Holding your foot on brake could trigger it to shut off.

Is there a security light on dash when it starts with remote?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
There is a yellow light with a lock. To be clear its shuts off when I'm outside the car with no interaction
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 10 months ago.

My suggestion is to get a scanner that can read body codes. It is possible when it starts there is a problem detected and it shuts it off.