I have an 07 compass. It sometimes has trouble starting. It will crank, on the second try cranks a couple times and starts. does it in cold, cool, warm and hot weather. Usually after I have been driving and stop somewhere and then restart to leave within 10 min. Very intermitent, dealer has no answer, warranty up soon. Anyone else have this problem
Mine does it too. It really isn't anything to be worried about. I have been told it is the signal from the key to the ignition. the signal isnt read properly, so the car won't start. Just turn the car off, pull the key out, wait a few senconds and try it again. It will eventually start when the ignition gets the right signal if u keep cranking, but to avoid wear just take the key out, wait a little and try again.
It actually happened to me the first time I pulled the car off the lot. I went to start the car and the battery was dead, so they jumped it and drove it in and put a new battery in it. When they drove it out they turned it off. I went to start it and it wouldn't start. he told me to take the key out and try it again and it started right up. It might not be the key, it might be in the code reader in the ignition. Mine still does it just not that often, maybe once every three months or so.
Then ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) (also known as the Cab Compartment Node/CCN) will also respond to the invalid key message on the CAN data bus by flashing the security indicator ON and OFF.
If not, then it's not the key. Just trying to eleminate what it's NOT. It could be a SKREEM module not getting a signal too.
Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity
battery is strong, been going on for a year since I bought it. Since the starter cranks, how the a ground affect it, other than spark to the spark plugs.
the battery has a negative grounding wire..anything that runs or starts as a result of a spark has some kinda grounding device..the alternator has its own grounding wire as well as the starter..it might be that the ground is loose or
i can t believe that a dealership..knowing the cause of a malfuction can t fix it..or replace the parts..especially if its a new car..
Mine has done that twice in the two years I've owned it. Both times were at the same place I stop for coffee. I would start the car up, drive about 5-10 minutes to the coffee shop, turn engine off, get coffee, try to start engine. It would turn over but not start. If I tried it right away again, same thing. I would have to sit for about 30 seconds to a minute then it would fire up right away. It doesn't do it enough for me to be concerned about it.