OK, I think I was misled by the initial fix solution provided by the dealer.
1. For example, you have the starter replaced but that did not solve the problem. So obviously its is NOT the starter.
2. The dealer says it is the alarm triggered which disabled the car from "firing". This resulted in my guessing that you have a faulty sensor. But since your car never honked/blinked anytime this is happening, I have my doubt that the dealer is correct in their diagnosis too.
Let' start over:
when you say the car won't start, what are the symptoms? Does the engine cranks but not firing, or just key turn to start and nothing happened/no crank?
Your answer may give me another clue to look. Next time this happens to you, please try this:
1. Jiggle the shifter handle from park to drive to park again a couple of time.
2. If it is stick shift, try depressing, release and depressing the clutch pedal, just to make sure the start safety mechanism is engaging.
Thursday, June 24th, 2010 AT 6:21 PM