This particular issue is one that we see quite frequently here at More Cash For Scrap. Many people think that they are having immobilizer issues, when it turns out to be a CPU problem. This usually results in drivers choosing to scrap their car when they are driving an older vehicle.
Fortunately for them, More Cash For Scrap buys cars with CPU issues, and regardless of how bad the mechanical failure is, we’ll always offer you MORE cash for your car than any of our competitors.
4.Electrical or Wiring Problems
If you’ve checked your fob’s battery, and made sure that it is programmed correctly, and that it’s the right key, then it could be an electrical issue your car is having that’s impacting the immobilizer function.
To verify if it’s a wiring or electrical problem, you need to physically inspect the immobilizer in your vehicle. This is definitely a job for a professional. They’ll look for signs of wear, damage, loose wires, and anything else that could be causing a short to your vehicle’s immobilizer.
5.Intermittent Immobilizer Functionality
Does it seem like sometimes your immobilizer works, and sometimes it doesn’t? That could be a sign that it’s on its way out. Much like how a light bulb flickers when you turn it on and off when it’s about to burn out, the immobilizer will be intermittent.
If you’re noticing any sort of inconsistency with turning your vehicle on and off, or setting the alarm, lock, or unlock features, get it in to a mechanic to get it diagnosed.
6.Key Works, But Your Fob Does Not
If you’ve tried starting your vehicle remotely, or tried to unlock your doors, but found that the fob didn’t work, and your regular key did, that’s a clear indicator that your immobilizer is on its way out.
To reiterate, this could also potentially be an issue with your fob’s battery, so be sure to check that first. And again, if you have another fob for the same vehicle, try using it to eliminate whether or not it’s the fob or the immobilizer.
What Do I Do If My Immobilizer is Bad?
Unless you happen to be a mechanic with all the right tools, diagnostic systems, and so pretty expert electrical know-how, you’ll need to have your car looked at by a professional.
Either a mechanic or your local dealership can help diagnose your immobilizer’s issues and advise you to what needs to be done to repair or replace it.
Many times, it’s a simple fix. However, other times, it can be a simple fix, without a simple price tag… Labour for dealing with electrical issues can be quite expensive, plus the cost of parts. This is why so many people who drive older vehicles that are having immobilizer problems choose to sell their car to us instead.
Can I Sell My Car If It is Having Immobilizer Issues?
Yes, you can! You can absolutely sell your car to More Cash For Scrap. We buy junk vehicles in any condition, with any mechanical or electrical problems.
Even if you need a new CPU, or a new immobilizer, or have electrical issues that are so extensive it would cost thousands of dollars to repair.
No matter what kind of issues you are having with our vehicle, you can sell it to us and get MORE cash than with the other guys!
Cash for Cars with Mechanical Issues
From dead engines, to failed transmissions, to immobilizer problems, to faulty CPU’s; at More Cash For Scrap, we always pay MORE cash for cars with mechanical issues, big and small.
We truly don’t care what’s wrong with your car, truck, SUV, or van, we will still offer you the most cash for scrap cars of any kind, with any problem. That’s why we are the Lower Mainland’s #1 scrap car removal company, and have been since 2005.
Sell Your Car Today for MORE Cash!
If you live in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley area, and want to sell a car for cash, give us a call. We are happy to give you an instant cash offer right over the phone.
Simply provide us with the make, model, year, and condition of your vehicle. If it has any sort of problems, advise us of what they are. Then, provide us with the pick-up location of your car.
Our scrap car buyers will make you an instant offer right on the spot. If you accept, we’ll arrange a day and time to have a free junk car towing service come collect your car. Our driver will load up your vehicle, then pay you cash in hand before leaving. It’s that simple!
Call, text, or email our scrap car removal team today for a cash offer (778) 840-6673.