Q: Car stalled and would not start - 2013 Ford Fusion

asked by on

The car stalled and would not start.when I tried to start it back up the break peddle was very hard. I have to push the break peddle down because i have a push button start. I took it to the dealer and they said because I got it started they couldn't find out what the problem was I hope you might have some idea

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. This could be a concern with the push start button itself. While the push start button has been around for a short while, it’s still not a perfect option. This option is taking the place of the mechanical ignition switch and it sounds like the button could have an intermittent problem that would be the equivalent of turning an ignition switch from the on position to the off position causing the engine to turn off.

Until the concern becomes more prominent, just make sure the key battery is good by replacing it with a new one; an inexpensive thing to do to prevent the dealer technician from suspecting a weak key battery causing concern.

The hard brake pedal is due to the engine not running and providing vacuum to the brake booster and is a normal condition based on your description. If you encounter this concern again, calmly pull over if you are driving and place the gear selector in park. Check to see if the push button will cycle the power modes; acc, on, ready/start. If at first it does not respond, then this could definitely be a push button switch concern.

Be patient and keep a record of what happens and when as this could be helpful information for the technician when diagnosing the concern. YourMechanic has several technicians available to assist you with a no start inspection and provide an estimate and direction of needed repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car stalled and would not start - 2013 Ford Fusion

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: how do i turn on the advance trac it shows off whrn i started my car 2011 ford fusion

Hi There, You should be able to turn the Advance Trac system on by holding the brake pedal down while the car is running and then pressing the button and holding it for about 6 seconds. You should then see...

Q: Car won't start even with a new ignition switch, alternator, battery and starter 2005 Ford Escape V6

Hi there: In many cases, this situation is caused by a faulty crankshaft position sensor; when the engine will turn over and won't ignite. This is due to an ignition timing problem that needs to be replaced or correctly diagnosed...

Q: Key getting stuck in ignition of a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

The shift linkage can have problems that the vehicle is not getting all the way into park so the ignition can not be turned all the way off. The shift cable bushings are known to fail and may need to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...