Q: Car won't start, but accessory lights are on.

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The push-start will activate accessory lights, etc, but will not start the car. There are no "starting" sounds.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You may need to replace the brake switch and sub-harness as per technical service bulletin NTB10-139. The brake lights are needed to activate the start function. Check the brake lights when you turn on ignition and push on the brakes. This will verify whether you need this repair. If you would like this checked by a professional, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the no start.

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