Sentry Key

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked.

The system uses ignition keys which have an embedded electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.

which has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key, even if it is cut NOTE: A key which has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.

If the Vehicle Security Light is on after the key is turned to the ON/RUN position, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics.

 Always remove the Sentry Key from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving CAUTION!

Always remove the Sentry Key from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
The Sentry Key Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.

All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics.

See also:

Emergency start-up
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To reduce memorised speed
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Rear seats (where provided)
According to versions, two or three head restraints can be provided. To remove the head restraints, first remove the rear parcel shelf (see paragraph Extending the boot), press button (A) set ...