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Old 02-16-2006, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had my 2006 Forenza about 3 weeks. Two days ago I was at the store and the car would not start. The key would turn all the way, the ligt s would come on and the PW would work, but no start. I did not hear any clicks or noises as I turned the key. I dialed Roadside Assistance and while on hold....after about 20 minutes....suddenly the car started when I turned the key. After the first attempt I did check everything in the car to make sure it was okay. After it started I took it to the dealership informed the manager and the salesperson I bought it from and left it in service. Today they called and told me they could not duplicate it and did not get any codes and I should call them if it happens again. I think this is unacceptable for a new car with only 800 miles on it.

Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have any ideas how I should handle this?


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I had a problem where when I installed new seats I ripped a ground wire out and the fuel pump would only work about half the time.

When you turn the key do you hear the fuel pump turn on?

Whats PW?
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I bought it at Stivers in Lexington. What did your wifedo about it? I bought this car so I wouldn't have problems. I shouldn't have to fiddle with the gear shift it to make it work. If it doesn't engage fully in P position, that seems like a problem to me. Has she had any other problems?
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When I turn the key I hear absolutely nothing. Just the lights come on.
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I've had my 2006 Forenza Premium w/auto. trans. for one week, it has 190 miles. I've had the same problem you described in your post for the past 2 days. Mine was parked at work about 5 hours both times. I first thought the battery had died & turned the radio on to confirm, it worked fine. I then moved the gear shift lever from P to D & back to P, turned the key and it started. I didn't report the 1st incident to the dealer because I thought it was just a fluke. I reported it immediately after it happened again today. I haven't heard anything back from them yet. I agree with another poster here that we shouldn't have to fiddle with the gear shifter to make a brand new car start. I bought new so I wouldn't have problems!!
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Originally posted by ljcollins@Feb 16 2006, 12:51 PM
I have had my 2006 Forenza about 3 weeks. Two days ago I was at the store and the car would not start. The key would turn all the way, the ligt s would come on and the PW would work, but no start. I did not hear any clicks or noises as I turned the key. I dialed Roadside Assistance and while on hold....after about 20 minutes....suddenly the car started when I turned the key. After the first attempt I did check everything in the car to make sure it was okay. After it started I took it to the dealership informed the manager and the salesperson I bought it from and left it in service. Today they called and told me they could not duplicate it and did not get any codes and I should call them if it happens again. I think this is unacceptable for a new car with only 800 miles on it.

Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have any ideas how I should handle this?
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Sounds Kinda like a problem my mom had with my car. Though... SHe forgot it was a Stick, so she didn't depress the clutch

Seriously though, you have to remember, your cars are brand new. Everythings tight. It loosens up as you drive it around. I mean, 190 miles is nothing whn you consider it finaly gets worn in at 1700 miles. I can do 190 miles in a week, if not more. Its not like the problems you hear from other cars. I mean, even Corvettes have there problems, like the hard roofs coming off while on the road.
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Its not like the problems you hear from other cars. I mean, even Corvettes have there problems, like the hard roofs coming off while on the road.
While a new car will have quirks, I would take issue if the problem was a chronic occurrance. All things considered, it's at least worth looking into the problem. Mercedes have crappy electrical issues; however, they ususally occur after the first few years. BMW has specific reliability issues as well, also occurring after a short time period of use. As for the Corvette, they recalled the specific hard tops due to the substandard adhesive from a contracted supplier being the culprit. The point of this all is, even the most expensive auto makes aren't immune to the simplest bugs in quality. The difference is typically that you'll read about it more on low-buck cars, such as ours, because they are mass market volume products, and not niche-luxury vehicles.

BTW, did anyone happen to catch the massive Toyota recall a couple weeks ago?
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Originally posted by ShadowDog@Jun 7 2006, 03:08 PM
While a new car will have quirks, I would take issue if the problem was a chronic occurrance. All things considered, it's at least worth looking into the problem. Mercedes have crappy electrical issues; however, they ususally occur after the first few years. BMW has specific reliability issues as well, also occurring after a short time period of use. As for the Corvette, they recalled the specific hard tops due to the substandard adhesive from a contracted supplier being the culprit. The point of this all is, even the most expensive auto makes aren't immune to the simplest bugs in quality. The difference is typically that you'll read about it more on low-buck cars, such as ours, because they are mass market volume products, and not niche-luxury vehicles.

BTW, did anyone happen to catch the massive Toyota recall a couple weeks ago?
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Have an 06 Forenza Wagon with issues starting, 16000, not shifter, just cranks for a long time. Took it to the dealer and they said it was computer related and that they would have to contact the manufacture and get back to us. It is Fri and have heard nothing and certainly hope this does not develop into a hard battle. Had problems with the dealer replacing a tire that develped a buble on the side wall so hope this is not going to be a big deal with the dealer!
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Yeah, the ECU on them is weird. They had a large number of bad ones.
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