Troubleshooting


1. The LOCKOUT light is glowing red on my device.Trouble Shooting Guide
2. Both the SERVICE and LOCKOUT lights are glowing on my device.
3. Both the SERVICE and LOCKOUT lights are flashing on my device.
4. The WAIT light is staying on for a long time.
5. The POWER light keeps flashing and will not allow me to take a test.
6. The ABORT light is on after I breathe into the device.
7. What is the address and directions to my vehicle service location?
8. What do I need to do if my car needs a tune up or other service?
9. What happens if I need to cancel my service appointment?
10. What happens if I miss my service date?

1. The LOCKOUT light is glowing red on my device.

If the LOCKOUT light is displayed, your vehicle will temporarily not operate because of too many fails or aborts. This temporary lockout will last for 2-5 minutes. When the message is cleared from your device you will be able to retest.

2. Both the SERVICE and LOCKOUT lights are glowing on my device.

If both the SERVICE and LOCKOUT lights are glowing, but NOT flashing, your vehicle will not operate and your device and vehicle are in permanent lockout. You are not able to test during a permanent lockout. You should call your service provider to make arrangements for your device to be reset.

3. Both the SERVICE and LOCKOUT lights are flashing on my device.

If you are past due for your scheduled program monitoring, or if you are in early recall, both the LOCKOUT and SERVICE lights will flash.  The number of times the lights flash together in sequence equals the number of remaining days before the device goes into a permanent lockout. You should call your service provider immediately to schedule an appointment for service and monitoring.

4. The WAIT light is staying on for a long time.

The WAIT light may stay on for an extended period of time during cold weather. The unit will remain on WAIT until it has warmed up to operate properly. Ask the technician at your next service appointment about setting a warm-up time on your device to help reduce your ‘WAIT’ time.

5. The POWER light keeps flashing and will not allow me to take a test.

If the POWER light keeps flashing this indicates that your vehicle’s battery is weak or its voltage is low.

6. The ABORT light is on after I breathe into the device.

The ABORT light appears if an improper breath test was given. The device did not receive either the correct amount of air pressure and/or the hum tone that was needed. This is NOT a fail. Continue to test as normal.

7. What is the address and directions to the location where my vehicle will be serviced?

Visit our LifeSafer Locations Tool and type in your zip code for the four closest locations to you. A map and directions can be found on this page for each location.

8. What do I need to do if my car needs a tune up or other service?

If your vehicle needs an oil change or other routine service, nothing special needs to be done. If the power to your interlock device needs to be disconnected during the service, you will need to obtain documentation before you have your vehicle serviced. Contact us for more information on how to obtain the documentation.

9. What happens if I need to cancel my service appointment?

If you cancel less than 24 hours before an appointment or do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged a missed appointment fee.

10. What happens if I miss my service date?

If you do not show up for your service appointment, you will be charged a missed appointment fee. Your vehicle will go into permanent SERVICE LOCKOUT mode and you will need to have your vehicle towed to the service location. Most jurisdictions are notified of a permanent SERVICE LOCKOUT.

If you still have questions regarding your device or an appointment, call us toll-free at 800-634-3077.