When the ignition is turn on, it does not turn over. After 45 minutes, it starts without a hickup. This has been going on for a few days.
This is a black Mazda6 V6 Sport edition. She has had one other problem in the past, where the whole car quit running while on the interstate at 65mph. She barely got it pulled over and it would not start. She had it towed but was able to start it once it was at the repair shop. The code mentioned a transmission issue, but didn’t offer any clarity to the dealership mechanics. They never solved the problem, but that did not happen again.
I mention both of these because they may or may not be related. There has been several months between the issues.
There were burn marks on the starter, so the dealership replaced it, thinking that was the issue. $600 later, the symptoms remain. Its not the battery because it starts eventually. The codes on the computer were supposedly “random garble,” so they have not done anything further and do not know how to fix it. Does anyone have experience with this issue or have any suggestions?
Thank you so much!