Q: 2014 venza smart key cranks a second and stops no start

asked by on September 29, 2017

Smart key cranks second then starter disk gauge jump start relay contacts starts normal and runs power management ecu is cutting current to relay tried new power ecu no go rpm signal 130 while cranking

My car has 114000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The problem sounds like you are having a problem with the anti theft system that will enable the start circuit so you can crank it. Turn the key to the on position and see if theft light comes on and then goes out or stays on or blinks? If it stays on or blinks then you have to have the system diagnosed to see what is the cause. You can first try a second key and get a jump start to make sure your battery is not low.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

Coolant, cap, hoses replaced. When temp reach middle AC don't work properly then temp goes down.

Hi Thomas. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, without knowing what year, make and model of vehicle you have, it's hard for us to tell you what could possibly be causing your overheating issues. Each car had different components that...

A/C and heat are not working properly. Car blows heat in summer and cool air in winter.

Common causes of no cabin heat include malfunctioning blend door(s) (part of the in-dash ventilation network), a faulty or stuck heater control valve, a plugged heater core, stuck open engine cooling thermostat, collapsed hoses, and low coolant level. The cost...

Engine idle fluctuates

This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

HAVING PROBLEMS SHIFTING MY 2014 EXPEDITION XLT NOW THE POWER TRAIN LIGHT IS ON

Hello. A transmission that will not shift into park can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are a faulty stoplight switch, a bad shift solenoid, or perhaps an internal transmission issue. The stoplight switch...

How do I remove moon roof panel?

This will require removing the glass moon roof itself in order to properly redo the fabric for the panel cover. The following is a step by step process as to how to accomplish this: Disconnect the negative battery cable....

Is the thermostat hard to replace in 2011 300

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chrysler 300. The labor time for this job usually takes around an hour to replace the thermostat and cover assembly. The upper radiator hose and intake air cleaner hose needs removed for access...

Valve adjustment on a 2010 Honda Odyssey

Yes it is bad if you don't do it. You'd want to have it checked at least. If they are not more than 4,000 of an inch off, you can leave them alone and drive it. But on Hondas, they...

Car is overheating and leaking antifreeze.

Besides the item you listed you would need to have the intake manifold, head gaskets, hoses checked. This engine has had all of these components fail. Your cooling fans will need to be checked for proper operation also. My recommendation...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
Of Of course you would love to be able to ride your motocross bike everywhere, but the reality is, at some point you're going to need to transport it. A cargo van of almost any make or model would be...
Top Automotive News & Stories – September 3-9
This week's top auto news: Ford's 3D printed future, Dieselgate guilty plea, Toyota Supra prototype spied, LaFerrari Aperta on the road, and more.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Painter
If If you’re a painter, and you work for someone else, chances are you don’t care all that much about what you drive, as long as it gets you to and from work reliably. On the other hand, if you...