I also work for Chrysler Corp. and I agree, If the vehicle was equipped with "SKIM or SKREEM" key, it would only start and run for a few seconds at a time and would eventually stop starting alltogether. You would then have to wait an exess of a half hour to restart (even with the correct programmed key). If your vehicle is starting with a basic key blank then you do not have a "chip". Also if you want to verify this call a local Dodge dealership and have them run your VIN to check the build configuration; options list, they can tell you everything that your vehicle is equipped with. hope this was helpfull... Oh, the lock up thing is not true, the key that you use to start your vehicle has nothing to do with your engine locking up. The computer will disable the output to the starter and ASD circuit but would certainly not LOCK UP your engine.