2012 Chevy Malibu completely dead anti theft and service ESC came on

Asked by Oct 07, 2018 at 03:56 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu worked fine Friday
came home parked it drove fine everything. Came
out yesterday and car clicked lights came on but
would not crank. I saw the anti theft symbol and
then it flashed service ESC. The car went dead.
We tired to jump it nothing. Even my OnStart is not
working like the battery is dead but had that
checked batter is good. Car is dead like been
sitting for months. Please help.

1 Answer


This is Electronic Stability Control, or traction control. You have an error in this system. Usually the light comes on and that's an alert to have the system codes read and serviced. The anti theft is different. Something triggered it. If you have a key fob, you turn it off so you can get codes associated with warning lights read. Different cars have different procedures. Find yours in the owners manual; manuals can be accessed on-line; just Google your car.

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