I bought my Honda Civic brand new in April 2013. Around July 2013 (after I moved 500 miles away), it started acting up and wouldn’t start. When I would turn the key, all the lights turned on on the inside, and you can hear a click from under the hood but nothing else would happen. Sometimes it would take a second then would start. Other times I had to get out of the car, lock/unlock it, try a couple times and finally it would start.
I took it to the Honda dealership and they found nothing wrong with it and suggested that it may be because I have an after market alarm system installed. The alarm system is Karr Security System; it was already installed when I bought the car and the Honda dealership where I bought it said they put it in all of their Hondas and have never had any problems (which I HIGHLY doubt). I called the alarm company and took it to a technician who worked out of a dealership an hour away. He said the system was “faulty”, he replaced it and sent me on my way.
The car seemed fine for a few months then it started happening again every few weeks or so. NOW it happens 4 out of the 5 times I get in my car. Last week I couldn’t get it to start for 2 hours when I was out of town and stranded. I took it to a technician again and he fed me BS about how I can’t lock my car when I get inside (which I hardly do anyways) because that triggers the alarm to keep the car from starting, or how I can’t use certain buttons on my key. I explained to him that I know how the system works because of all the problems I’ve had to deal with and I know that I’m not doing anything wrong that its the alarm that was probably installed incorrectly. He finally admitted that it was installed incorrectly so he ended up removing the “brain” of the system and replacing it.
The next day my car wouldn’t start both times I got inside. I’ve had auto repair mechanics tell me that once an after market alarm system is installed incorrectly, the electrical systems in the car will never work again. I’ve had the battery looked at and its completely fine. My car is brand new I shouldn’t be having some many problems. I’M DESPERATE for help!