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2008 Jetta wont start. the engine turns over and revs, then

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2008 Jetta won't start. the engine turns over and revs, then dies. The readout on the dash says "SAFE" Started and drove well this morning. any ideas?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 7 years ago.
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Does it start for about 2 seconds then die out??
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no, it turns over, starts, I can give it some gas to rev, then it dies and won't turn over again unless I turn it off and remove the key
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 7 years ago.
Ok was is going on is the immobilizer system has been activated usually when this happens it is because there is issue with the system you may have a faulty reader coil or a issue with the key it self theres not much you will be able to do with out a scan tool to check the faults in the system . I hope this helps.

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