Q: All of the dash lights and gauges flash, and then the car dies

asked by on

While driving my car, all of the dash lights flash, and the gauges go up and down, and then the car dies. I put the car in park and it starts right back up up. This problem is intermittent, and the dealer is unable to duplicate the problem. No codes are stored. What is causing this? Why are there no codes stored and why is it not able to store the codes or is this something there is no code for?

Have the main integrated fuse relay box checked for connection issues. The fuse box on these vehicle have been known to cause stalling issues along with other erratic electrical issues. Contact a dealer to see if your vehicle may have a recall for the box replacement. If it isn’t under a recall, replacing the fuse box may fix your problem if no loose or corroded connections are found. I’d recommend having your vehicle looked at by a qualified technician, they will be able to properly diagnose the cause of why your car is dying.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. All of the dash lights and gauges flash, and then the car dies

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

Q: Several warning lights came on and the car is overheated, making a weird noise, and giving off a bad smell after being jump started.

There are a few possibilities with the symptoms you are having. The most common with what you have described is you may have attached the jumper cables incorrectly. This could cause a number of issues including the symptoms you are...

Q: Q: Steering wheel is hard to turn

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The alternator can be working just fine, but before you rule out the possibility that you have a burned up alternator, since you have had the VSC light on, then there is a...

Q: Car makes clacking noise.

With these symptoms it sounds like you have two different problems. Firstly, the clacking noise on deceleration is most likely the turbo control valve flapping, which may have a bad valve. The noise when pressing on the brakes means that...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...