Q: Key/Ignition unit replaced 2 years ago but again car will not start in spite of new starter installed 10 days ago

asked by on

About 2 years ago the 2006 Odyssey would not start. Honda dealer installed new Key and ignition unit in steering column. Now again, key fully engaged- the car will not start- there is no sound/ crank. About 10 days ago, a different Honda dealer replaced the starter with rebuilt unit for $450- Again car will not start on most occasions with key. Often after waiting or jiggling key, steering column, shifter - the car will start

My car has 125000 miles.

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2006 Honda Odyssey. If you just paid a dealer to replace the starter, then have that dealer check the problem out again. I have seen rebuilt parts fail soon after replacement. If it is not the starter, then they may be able to isolate the problem to be a starter relay or ignition problem. If you would like to have this checked outside of the dealer, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the starting problem for you.

Was this answer helpful?
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. Key/Ignition unit replaced 2 years ago but again car will not start in spite of new starter installed 10 days ago

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: ABS and Service Traction Control lights on

Hello. Typically when both of these come on at the same time it is because of a failing wheel speed sensor. I would start though by checking the brake fluid level, as low brake fluid can also cause this. If...

Q: ABS light and brake lights are on all the time

This indicates there is a problem in the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). In this system, the VSA modulator control unit monitors wheel speed via sensors. If from the sensor signals the module determines wheel lockup is about to take place,...

Q: Engine cranks but won't start. 2002 Ford F150

Hi - 2 things to check before replacing the PCM ... 1st : check your ground, it sounds like a loose ground being that it works and for no reason doesn't work. The second thing to check would be the...

Related articles

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...
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...
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.