Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: South coast of England
Vehicle: 2009 350
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A headscratching key/ignition problem
I have a headscratcher for you.
When I put my key into the ignition and turn it, itís approx. 50:50 as to whether it fires up straight away (ie that the starter motor turns). If it doesnít then I switch back to off and back on again and itís 50:50 again. So it does always start eventually but I have no idea whether itís going to be on the first, second, third or fourth go.
I should add that thereís no problem firing up once the starter motor is engaged but sometimes it seems like the message isnít being sent to send the electricity to the starter.
Since it does always start, I can kind of live with it but it would be nice to just be able to twist and go. Plus Iím guessing that whatever is causing the problem might eventually fail permanently and then Iíll be stuck somewhere.
Iíve done a search but it doesnít seem to be a common problem. Has anyone else experienced similar and resolved it?