Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stalled but restarted after resetting fuel safety cut off switch.

asked by on

My car stalled on me, but after resetting the fuel safety cut off switch, the car started. Is the fuel flow being cut off to the engine for some reason?

A: A car can stall for many reasons, including...

A car can stall for many reasons, including problems with, the fuel, air, or spark/ignition systems. I would first scan for any trouble codes, that may possible shed some light on the cause of the problem. If not I would then begin to test each system one by one. Modern vehicles are highly sophisticated machines, which can be prone to a wide possibility of problems, therefore a thorough inspection and diagnosis of your car's starting issue from a knowledgable technician would be recommended.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Are there 2 camshaft positioning sensors to replace on this car

You actually have four camshaft sensors. Two on each head and one for each camshaft. There is likely a deeper issue that should be diagnosed. 1208 is "Constant adjustment of intake camshaft or right cylinder bank in direction retarded."...

Q: SUV getting only 15 mpg

It is possible that your tire pressures may be low and went unnoticed by the technician who last serviced your vehicle. I would recommend having your tire pressures checked because, if they are low, it could potentially cause both of...

Q: My car is smoking - 2008 Mercury Milan

You definitely have a coolant leak. Where it is leaking from is important in that it could be the radiator cap releasing pressure as it is designed. A vehicle that displays the symptoms you have described in traffic indicates that...

Related articles

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...