Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Intermittent starting problem

asked by on

I am having an intermittent starting problem.

Hi there, is the Check Engine light on? This helps with diagnosing the issue and would help point to a cause. There are multiple things that could be happening, so have a certified technician diagnose your starting issue further to get more information. Other VW owners have reported issues with their fuel pumps and fuel pump relay, so be sure to have them inspected.

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: Fuel is not returning to the tank and there is too much pressure on the feeding line.

The only things that are likely to cause fuel not to return are either a failed fuel pressure regulator, or an obstruction in the fuel rail. Even though you recently replaced the fuel pressure regulator, my guess is that it's...

Q: Expansion tank cap keeps cracking and the car overheats in stop and go traffic.

It is impossible to tell without doing some further testing. Your issue may be caused by a compilation of several different components. A run of 6 months is pretty good to not have any issues. Slow traffic can cause the...

Q: Blown head gasket but no water in oil and now it will not start

If for some reason the engine was over full of oil by 5 quarts then you may have oil above the pistons causing the no crank. All spark plugs will need to be removed and engine rotated to see if...

Related articles

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...
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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...