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Car wouldnt start tonight,icon of car with key came on

Customer Question

car wouldnt start tonight,icon of car with key came on ....doors would unlock with clicker....but would not lock. Car alarm suddenly went off and then car started
JA: Have you tried locking and unlocking the driver's side door using the key itself?
Customer: no i will try now
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2006 toyota sienna
JA: Are you fixing your Sienna yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing really. wife was stranded when car wouldn't start, then got home when it did.thisd just happened
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Eric Gardner replied 10 months ago.


It sounds like the factory alarm is not recognizing the key you wife has. The easiest thing to try would be to use your spare key to start the vehicle.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
She has the original dealer key, and it did work after the alarm went off.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer.Do yo still require help?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Obviously since I replied to the precious answer, There has been no help here.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
previous. The idea that it was the key is ludicrous.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 10 months ago.

I value your input to my questions so I may help you better.Does this vehicle have any aftermarket accessaries like remote starter and theft deter-ant or is it all factory OME equiped?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.