Car immobilizers are designed to prevent unauthorized access and theft of vehicles but they can sometimes stop working due to various reasons:

  1. Key Issues. The immobilizer system relies on a unique key or authentication method to communicate with the vehicle’s computer. If there’s a problem with the key, such as a damaged transponder chip or a dead battery in the key fob, the immobilizer might not recognize the data that is sent.

  2. Transponder Problems: Immobilizers often use transponder keys that transmit a specific code to the car’s computer. If the transponder chip is damaged or malfunctioning, the car will not receive the correct code and won’t start.
  3. Faulty Immobilizer Unit: The immobilizer unit itself can fail due to electronic or mechanical issues. If this unit is unable to properly read the signal from the key, it can prevent the engine from starting. Doctor Lock Car Keys can work on immoblilizer’s that are faulty, we can offer the customer to come and drop of the car at our location at 19 Maas Court Waterford West QLD 4133. You will need to call & book in first.
  4. Battery Issues: If the car’s battery is weak or dead, the immobilizer might not function properly. Some immobilizer systems require a minimum level of battery power to operate.
  5. Wiring and Connections: The immobilizer system relies on various electrical connections between the key, immobilizer unit, and the vehicle’s computer. If there’s a wiring issue or a poor connection, the system might not function correctly. Any work that has been done on the vehicle before is very important information for doctor lock car keys to know.
  6. Software Glitches: Immobilizer systems are controlled by software, and like all software, they can experience glitches or bugs that prevent proper operation. Sometimes a software update or reset can fix these issues.
  7. Aftermarket Modifications: If the vehicle has undergone aftermarket modifications, such as changes to the ignition system or wiring, it can interfere with the immobilizer’s functionality.
  8. Environmental Factors: Extreme weather conditions, moisture, or exposure to water can damage the electronic components of the immobilizer system, leading to malfunction.
  9. Tampering or Hacking: In some cases, sophisticated thieves might attempt to tamper with or hack the immobilizer system to bypass it. This can lead to unintended consequences and cause the immobilizer to stop working & often the damage caused requires replacement parts to be installed and re-programmed to match the car original state.
  10. Age and Wear: Over time, electronic components can degrade or wear out, leading to reduced functionality or complete failure of the immobilizer system.

When a car’s immobilizer stops working, it’s usually best to consult with a professional mechanic or the vehicle manufacturer’s service center. They can diagnose the specific issue and recommend the appropriate solution, which might involve repairing or replacing components of the immobilizer system.

Door Locks

Yes we can fix car door locks, but as you know there are a lot of different types of cars on the road, so we will need to order in parts. 

Getting your car to us

In select instances, we encounter vehicles that perplex even seasoned Locksmiths, Mechanics, or Auto Electricians with regards to their failure to start. These situations often stem from intricate immobilizer-related challenges, specific to particular manufacturer models. In such cases, the complexity of the issues requires specialized expertise that is unique to the realm of automotive security and electronics.

The intricacies associated with these immobilizer-related concerns necessitate a depth of knowledge that extends beyond the conventional expertise of a Mechanic or Auto Electrician. This reality highlights the imperative of seeking specialized assistance to ensure a precise and effective solution.

To streamline this process for our valued clients, we have established a strategic collaboration with a local tow truck operator. This collaboration enables Doctor Lock Car Keys to offer highly competitive rates for the transportation of your vehicle to our dedicated facility located at 19 Maas Court, Waterford West, QLD 4133. It is at this premier location that we exclusively address automotive repair matters pertaining to car keys.

Our facility boasts an after-hours key box, meticulously designed to accommodate the secure placement of your car keys. This key box is vigilantly monitored through our advanced CCTV system, safeguarding your keys until your return. The ease of retrieving your vehicle is assured, reflecting our commitment to ensuring a seamless and reliable customer experience.

At Doctor Lock Car Keys, our scope extends beyond mere service provision; we are dedicated to delivering expert solutions that align with the unique intricacies of automotive security. Rely on us to navigate the complexities of your car’s immobilizer concerns, ensuring swift resolution and a renewed sense of driving confidence.

Ford Falcon

If you have a Ford Flacon BA from 2002 to 2005,  we can help with ignition switch problems and ignition key barrels. 

Ford Falcon BF from 2006 to 2008 also have Ignition key problems  but less so with the key barrel.

Ford Falcon FG from 2008 to 2016 have starting problems when they don’t always start first, Doctor Lock Car Keys can repair  these cars as well.

We can do this at your location in Brisbane or Gold Coast areas.

Volkswagen and Audi Ignition Repair

We specialise in Volkswagen and Audi Ignition Repair,

Faulty ignition switch or a jammed ignition lock

Car Door Lock
Ford replacement ignition repair
07 3733 32 32