CAR WILL NOT START?

  • Tiny
  • TravisTJ
  • 2000 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 159,300 miles

I have a 2000 Jetta VR6, I just had the ECM Software update from the dealer. Now the car will not start. Everything comes on but nothing when I turn the key. Tested the battery and it is good, looked at all connections and they are good. If I disconnect the battery for 20 min and re-connect the car sometimes starts?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 12:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
  • Expert
  • 41,938 posts

Most likely the immobilizer system is causing the problem and seems the software update has caused some problems.

Get back to the dealer to have it checked.

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 1:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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If it's not even cranking, it's not an ECM or Immobilizer problem.

The immobilizer (if it has one), shuts the engine off after the engine starts.

The ECM can't affect a "non-cranking engine".

Thomas

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 11:51 PM

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