Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you start the engine?

asked by on

How do you start the engine?

A: Starting the engine is simple, even though ...

Starting the engine is simple, even though the ignition on your car might be slightly different from what you’re used to using. Here’s how:

  1. Make sure you have the Intelligent Key with you.

  2. Push the brake pedal.

  3. Make sure the transmission is in park.

  4. Push the ignition switch to on and then to start.

  5. To turn off the engine, push the start/stop button again.

Tips

  • If the engine will not start, make sure you have the Intelligent Key with you and that the transmission is in park or neutral. If the Intelligent Key’s battery is dead, put the key into the port on the dash.

  • If the engine is flooded and will not start, press the gas pedal to the floor and hold it. Attempt to crank the engine five or six times. Stop and release the gas pedal. Hold the brake pedal and try to crank the engine again.

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: How do you lock the doors with the inside lock knob?

There are several different ways that you can lock and unlock your car doors. One of the simplest is to use the lock knob. It’s built into the door handle on each door and works like this: Flip the...

Q: How do I unbuckle a seat belt?

Before exiting the vehicle, you will need to unbuckle your seat belt. To do so, simply press the button on the belt buckle until the belt unlatches, and then return the belt to its original position.

Q: Where do I find the vehicle identification number?

Your car has an identification number, call the vehicle identification number, or VIN. This number is used for a very wide range of purposes, from insurance to transferring the title and a great deal more. You’ll need to know where...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.