Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: faulty ignition coil

asked by on

my car is still new, it is a 2016, and still has factory warranty. it has had a faulty coil, is this something that can be fixed once and no more? or will I continue to have issues?

My car has 34400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A faulty ignition coil is something that should be covered under your factory warranty. Generally, ignition coils are a fairly durable component and are not commonly prone to fail, however it is possible from time to time even for a newer car to have a faulty coil. The ignition coil is comprised of a series of copper windings with an insulation around it. As the heat from the engine causes this material to expand and contract, over time the material can begin to crack leaving the copper winding exposed which can cause the wiring inside to short out. When this happens, often times due to the intense heat present under the hood of your car the ignition coil may function erratically or not at all. This can definitely be replaced and should correct your problem.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. faulty ignition coil

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: Hello does coils mess up at the same time? How do you know if dealer fix the problem first time

There is a possibility that a coil can fail close to the same time as each other but not likely. The computer will set a code for each failed coil or cylinder. If a different coil fails then you will...

Q: My Chrysler 200 will only run with jumper cable hook to them .if kin hook them the car. It off

It's pretty clear that your battery is dead, and your charging system is also not working. You need to put a new battery in the car and then check the charging system. Don't be fooled, once you install the new...

Q: Themastat

Hello, thank you for writing in. Are you referring to the temperature gauge that is one your dashboard? If so this is a measurement of the engine coolant temperature. Freon is an older version of air conditioning refrigerant that is...

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...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...