I have the car about 8 yrs and this is a first. I had just ran some errands, stopped and start, and ended up at grocery store. I came out, put groceries in trunk, and attempted to start car as normal (push on brake and push ignition button). Car did not start, alert chimed and error came up "push brake to start". I tried several more times, and same error kept coming up. Gear shift was in park, and of course it is locked in place while car is not running, so I COULD NOT take it out of park to push back in. I tried wiggling it the gear shift several times, and still the error message. I tried pushing harder on the brake pedal, and still the error message. I finally ended up having to be towed home. Someone suggested that the brake light fuse might have blown, breaking the circuit to the ignition. I'm somewhat handicapped, and trying to crawl into the passenger side floorboard to look at fuses is going to be very difficult for me. And I didn't mention that I was female, because that should not make a difference. But, before I hurt myself, does this synopsis make sense, or should I look somewhere else first? Please don't make me take this to the dealer. Our local dealer sucks big time!
have the same problem?
Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 5:53 PM