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Car wont turn on

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2023 6:17 pm
by Phorridge
Today got in the car it was waking up from being unlocked.
Foot on brake pressed power.
Up pops a message place card in zone and start.
Card was on the phone tray.
Went in doors and got spare key card.
Again it just wouldn't turn on and let me engage drive.
Eventually I disconnected the 12v vehicle battery and re connected to get it working.
Reported to dealer and awaiting their response.

Re: Car wont turn on

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2023 11:05 am
by Rudaaaa
Hi Phorridge,

I saw somewhere that the key must not be placed in the phone tray ever. I don't recall if it was in the megane manual or other car's manual.

Might hav something to do with that.

Re: Car wont turn on

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2023 5:28 pm
by Phorridge
The dealer told me he's had this before and the sensor in the car can get confused. And to try putting the fob near the steering column.
I'm sure I tried the fob in all sorts of places but if it happens again I'll make sure I try that.
But to be sure a 10mm spanner now lives in the driver's door pocket so I can disconnect and reconnect the battery.

Re: Car wont turn on

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2023 3:24 pm
by Phorridge
So today I was stuck for 20mins unable to get the car to drive.
Just ignoring keyfob.
Made sure it wasn't on the charger pad or in the centre console.
As instructed by the dealer when it happened before I tried holding the fob near the steering column, the dash, just about everywhere.
Tried locking unlocking.
Even disconnecting the 12v battery a few times.
Nothing worked.
Then just as replacement transport arrived it woke up.
Now booked into the dealer for Monday. Let's see what they find.