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My 2011 GT has a starting problem, sometimes. When I turn the key to start position sometimes it just keeps cranking the engine over but doesn't start. I have to turn the key to off and restart it. Its like it gets stuck in the start position and cranks but doesn't start. and i have to turn the key to off to stop it from cranking or it would just crank and not fire up. Any one ever have this happen?
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And so I assume one you turn the key to off and back on again it'll start up fine right? I haven't heard of that one before on the 2011s at all, but it's sorta weird since i would doubt its your battery/alternator since there's clearly juice to do it if it'll fire up after you retry the startup sequence.
You should actually tell them ASAP. Also, if you can, try to video it messing up like this. That way, regardless of if the techs can reproduce the problem, they can see it mess up, and possibly they can take action to fix your car
The car's ignition system is computerized now, all our cars will turn over until the engine starts. Essentially we have push button start ignitions but with a key. That is why it does it continues to turn over even though you are no longer putting the key in the start position. You can try this by simply quickly bumping the key to start and back and notice how the engine will keep turning over until it starts. Why the engine isn't starting is definitely something you need to have diagnosed.
outastockjohn, you described exactly what mine does sometimes, turn the key quickly, release it and the engine would crank and continue to crank but not fire up, and continue to crank, after about 2 or 3 seconds I turn the key to off then turn to on and wait a second and then to start, and it fires up instantly.
My 2011 GT has done this a couple of times. Someone a while back posted on here about a skip start procedure. Information on it is supposed to be in the owners manual. I have never had the car not start though. Like previous posts, have it looked at if you are having starting issues- ie not starting.
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