Extra Security With the New PASS Camaro Key

Chevrolet introduced the Camaro in 1967 and it quickly became an extremely popular car. Yearly models of this car were introduced over the next 35 years. In 2002, Chevrolet decided to end production of the Camaro. However, in 2010 the car was reintroduced back into the market with the fifth generation models. Keeping up with security, the Camaro includes an extra security feature, the PASS (Personalized Automotive Security System) key system. It can help protect your car, but can also cause some problems is you do not know how to operate it. Below is some information about the Camaro key system.

The PASS System

The PASS theft-deterrent system is designed to do exactly what it says, prevent your car from being stolen. It recognizes your specific key and will only start with that key. It is virtually impossible for anyone else to make a duplicate key because they would need your specific information. If someone attempts to start the car with another key, it will automatically shut down the car. It will also prevent the car from starting if someone is tampering with various parts of the car.

Benefits of the PASS Key System

The most obvious benefit of the PASS key system is that it protects your car from being stolen. Experts suggest that it would be virtually impossible for someone to start your car without your specific key. The car will still be able to be towed by a tow truck, but it will not start. This system also works to protect your belongings inside the car, as an alarm will go off if someone attempts to enter your car without the key. The only downside is that the system sometimes causes problems within the car and the key is more expensive to replace than a standard key.

Troubleshooting Your PASS Key System

There are several things that can cause a problem to occur with your PASS key system. First, if you accidentally put the wrong key into your ignition, your car will know. It will automatically lock your car and prevent it from starting for about four minutes. During this time, it is vital that you do not make another attempt to start the car, not even with the right key. After the four minutes is over, you can use the correct key and the car should start fine. If you made a second attempt to start the car with the wrong key, the car will not start until a repairman resets the system.
You also might experience a problem if the battery in the key fob dies out, which can be fixed by replacing the battery. Some people complain that the security warning light comes on for no reason. This may be caused by a glitch in the system. If this happens, it is best to have your car checked out by a professional mechanic.

Replacing Your Camaro Key

If you have misplaced your Camaro key and do not know where it is, you can still replace it. Unfortunately, replacing a Camaro PASS car key is not as easy as standard keys. While you can have a key made by a local locksmith, it will still need to be programmed before it will work in your car. You should contact your local Chevrolet dealer to have another key made. They may need your car’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), which can easily be found on the windshield of your car. They will be able to make you a new key and program it to work with your car.

The PASS theft-deterrent system is a great way to protect your car from being stolen. Just as the name suggests, each key is personalized and it is the only key that will start the car. You will be able to park your car virtually anywhere and not worry that it will not be there when you come back. The Camaro key is your best source of protection for your car and the valuables in your car.