Think I got a touch of Italian gremlins. Driving along normally, radio cuts out, alarm sound and steering wheel and key symbol. Stop car, remove key, reinsert key and restart car normally. Vehicle protection!!!The one and only one I replaced was plug and play....no programming required. Its just a reader that sends info to the ecu that checks the info is correct before it allows the car to start. That info is in the ECU....not the reader. Might be different on later ones I guess as this car was a 2006 model. Why do you think you need a new one?....they are pretty reliable and non starting issues are usually elsewhere......but never say never....these are Italian electrics we are talking about after all!!!
coincidence?? This only stated happening 2 days after getting car back from all injectors out and recoded.Sounds like the common bad battery ground scenario to me....all too usual on these cars. Can cause all sorts of ignition and sensor related issues.