GM was the first auto company to offer an electronic anti-theft system as standard equipment. The VATS system was introduced in 1986 to help prevent thefts of Corvettes. It soon became standard equipment on all Cadillacs, Camaros, Firebirds, and many other GM vehicles. The system was used exclusively by GM from 1986 until 2003, when it was phased out in favor of transponder keys. The VATS system can be easily identified by the black pellet or “chip” embedded in the blade of the key.
Autolock Solutions is equipped to handle all aspects of the VATS system, from key duplication and origination to advanced troubleshooting. Steve Young, the owner of Autolock Solutions, is known in the industry as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on the VATS system. He developed the most popular VATS diagnostic tool on the market and has authored numerous articles and several videos on servicing this system.
If your vehicle is equipped with the VATS system, and you need help with any aspect of the system call us today for advice and a price quote.