Q: I have to turn the ignition twice

asked by on February 02, 2016

I have to turn the ignition twice before my vehicle will start.

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Hello. It sounds like an ignition switch or starter relay problem with your vehicle. I would have a certified mechanic accurately diagnose your car’s starting issue so that you do not waste any time or money on unnecessary repairs.

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