Car reviews - Ford - Laser - SR 5-dr hatch
24 Aug 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
A BASIC level of security is provided in the form of an engine immobiliser and power door locks. While the similarly priced GLXi has a power pack that includes (one-stage) remote keyless entry, power windows (including driver's window auto down/up), power exterior mirrors, maplights and illuminated entry with a delayed fade, the SR requires an additional dip into the pocket for such items. The "rolling code" immobiliser is a relatively sophisticated unit that makes it difficult to steal the car using a different or duplicate ignition key to the electromagnetic key provided. If a foreign or duplicate key is detected, the immobiliser will disable the fuel and ignition system. Ignition lock illumination, a luggage compartment lamp and a cargo blind are provided across the Laser hatch range.
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Did you know?Whenever the key is inserted into the ignition, a transponder in the key issues an ID code to the car if accepted, the immobiliser then issues a random number and both the key and the immobiliser perform calculations on the number. If the answers match, the vehicle fuel and ignition systems are enabled
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