2012 chrysler twn cntry wont start lightning bolt on dash...

Q: 2012 chrysler twn cntry wont start lightning bolt on dash

asked by on October 08, 2017

The car will not start it sounds like it will turn on but never turns over and there's only red lightning bolt and the gas light comes on at the same time even though I Have about a quarter tank of gas in the car

Hi Matt. Thanks for contacting us today. If you turn the key and the starter is activated, causing the engine to turn over - but it will not start, this could be due to a few different sources. Either fuel system components like mass air flow sensor, fuel pump or fuel relay is damaged or ignition system components like the crankshaft of cam sensor is not working. It’s also possible that an ignition relay is faulty. If you’re not able to crank the engine over, then a charging system component, (like a battery, battery cables or alternator) is likely the source. The lightning bolt light typically indicates a charging system component failure. It’s probably best to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete an onsite inspection to determine what needs to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I got a brand new battery and my car won't start but will when jumped. What could the problem be?

Hello. If the vehicle has a new battery and if it starts with a jump, then you either have a bad battery terminal connection or the positive battery cable is failing. Most of the time, this will occur if the...

What do I do if the gas pedal on my truck gets stuck?

In case of an emergency, your truck is equipped with a Brake Over Accelerator feature. This feature allows you to stop the car if the gas pedal gets stuck. To use the Brake Over Accelerator feature. Steadily press the...

How do I initialize the sun roof?

If your car’s battery has been recharged, disconnected, or changed, then you may need to initialize the sun roof. If the sun roof is not initialized, the express feature won’t work. Initializing the sun roof is easy: Press the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Maxima
The The Maxima is one of the most popular vehicles from Nissan, and they’ve been hitting it out of the park in recent years. The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a fantastic, practical vehicle that offers some excellent performance for a...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2012 Subaru Forester: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the realm of small families or commuters who want a slightly larger vehicle than a subcompact or compact car, yet don’t want to fully give up their good gas mileage. The sedan offers more comfort and space...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Combining Combining rugged performance with an iconic boxy exterior style, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a hallmark of the SUV segment. It manages to combine true off-road capabilities with luxurious comfort and outstanding on-road performance in a way that most...