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Our 2003 Element just quit running after a 5 mile jog with the immobilizer light illuminated. It started back up fine and my wife, who was driving, made it home, considerably (and rightly) spooked.

I tried a search but "immobilizer" brings up endless remote start hits and the rest have to do with not starting. Has anyone experienced the immobilizer killing a running engine? I would have hoped that the engine computer would not accept an input from the immobilizer if the engine state was "running".

The Element has 117K miles and served us well so far. Help.
 

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She keeps a few keys, but not an excessive number. But it's a thought. The "green immobilizer light" would seem to indicate that it was not simply the ignition switch failing.

I'm headed back home tomorrow - I'll check to see if there is a stored diagnostic code and take a look at the electrical shop manual. It's been years since I've given her a car that simply stopped midstream on the road so this one "needs fixed".

Can't let this one go yet - dumb Honda stopped making manual Elements and she insists on shifting herself.
 
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