Once last week and today, the engine has not started. It begins with my key less entry not working, no lights on the car flashing or the lock not working. The electronics usually go haywire, dashboard lights flashing, door locks acting as if somebody is trying to open them, or the interior lights not working.
When I try to turn the engine over, it is completely dead, no engine noise of any kind and no lights. When I try to remove the key, it becomes locked and I am unable to remove them. Eventually the engine will start as if nothing is wrong and everything acts normal.
I was able to start it this morning and drove for awhile. After turning the engine off, I turned the key to turn the electronics on again as a test and the whole process started again. The lights and locks acted strangely but this time the clock reset and the info on the drivers information center was reset to zero with the exception of the oil life monitor which stayed the same. The engine did turn over.
I took it in last week for other problems, noise from the suspension, (bad strut), and new brakes as this problem coincided with these other issues. Both were fixed and they were unable to find anything wrong with it that would cause this issue. They seem to think it is a bad ignition switch but are unwilling to replace it until they have more information.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM