Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine unresponsive, dash lights on

asked by on

Hi. My car cannot be started all of a sudden. The dash showed road slip and wrench lights illuminated. I couldn't move the car neither forward nor backward. I tried restarting it several times and the engine was working. But after several attempts, the engine became unresponsive. Other than those two lights, there were several other ones that came on, including oil, battery and ABS light. I don't know what to do. Do you have any idea why this happened and how I can fix it? Thank you.

Hello. It sounds like the battery and starter in you car has failed. You could try jump starting the car but it would be a good idea to have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your battery and charging system in order to pinpoint why your car is not starting. YourMechanic technicians are mobile and can provide this inspection at your home or office.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Water is dripping at the bottom of my car muffler

If you do not have any problems with the engine getting low on coolant then the water dripping from the muffler is normal condensation dripping from the muffler. Most mufflers have a small drain hole on the bottom low side...

Q: The serpentine belt shredded in my brother car today while I was driving it my question is can his belt shred do to me driving sho

Hi there. If the serpentine belt had ANY signs of damage, it could shred by simply starting the car; so I wouldn't blame yourself or have him blame you. The serpentine belt typically will wear out over time naturally, but...

Q: Hi got a Ford puma 1.7 2001 model went to put another battery on it and now there's no ignition lights it's completely dead would

It sounds to me that you have a short in the system and it blew out one of the main fuses, or you hooked the battery up backwards and blew a main fuse. Make sure you hooked up the positive...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.