Trouble Starting Ford Five Hundred

ignition

#1

For the past several months, I have encountered difficulty starting my 2007 Ford Five Hundred. When I put the key in the ignition and turn it, the car will either start right away or the ignition will turn over but the car won’t start – almost like I’ve flooded the engine or something. When it does this, I usually end up taking the keys out of the ignition and trying again. This works. I have never NOT been able to start the car. It has always started for me after a try or two. Also, I don’t think its an alternator problem because I haven’t noticed any change in the speed of my blinkers. Any ideas what this could be?


#2

07 - Under warranty? Let the dealer figure it out. Are you running E-85 fuel?


#3

I agree that the solution to your problem should be spelled w-a-r-r-a-n-t-y. Don’t attempt to give the dealership a diagnosis, simply because they will ignore it. Just describe the symptoms and let them figure out how to resolve the issue.


#4

Have you tried a different key? I’m thinking that sounds like the VATSystem acting up.


#5

As the others suggested. You bring it to the dealer. You tell the dealer what you have observed. You answer any questions. You don’t suggest what you think it is. A nice dealer will look like they are listening, but they aren’t. Chances are they have a prescribed procedure for almost everything and they are required to follow that procedure to get paid for their work under the warranty.