Starting issue

Asked by Nov 08, 2016 at 10:31 PM about the 2008 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My dads truck will turn over but will not start. This
just so happened the day he paid off his truck it
will not start. It has a GPS the company that he
was buying it from on it. The company stated that
they cannot get a signal  from it. My dad put a new
battery but nothing. My brother put a machine on it
to check the code an it stated auto theft. Does
anyone have an answer to why he cannot get it
started.

3 Answers

66,045

Sounds like a security system problem. I'd have it towed to the Ford Dealer for repair. If it turns out the GPS thing is involved I'd sue the finance company to recover the tow and repair costs! I question the legality of this type of thing! Yours is the second question this week I've seen that could involve a GPS tracking device installed by an alleged loan company. Even OnStar won't track a vehicle unless it's reported stolen by the authorities. This type of behavior sounds very shandy and illegal to me. HTH. -Jim

18,235

2 things, the gps box should be removed by the dealer or whoever that installed it upon payoff. Also most diesel shops who claim to specialize in powerstroke diesel repair should have the nessesary software to deal with the PATS system (security). It depends if the gps box is strictly a gps or does it have the ability to disable the truck. If it's just a gps then all it has is a power source and won't be your issue.

18,300

Sounds like your Dad financed the vehicle and the device was included. Not only does the device have a GPS unit, but may also have a control device which will disable the vehicle. Look under the dash, they're usually there in plain sight. About the size of a pack of cigarettes.

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