Q: The car won't start, it is completely unresponsive, the lights work fine

asked by on May 24, 2016

My car has been in an accident. Nevertheless, all the mechanical parts are okay and there are no major damages. The only thing is that the air bag module should be replaced. The car has difficulty starting. I would push the start button and there is no turning over. The lights would come on. The second time is the same. There is no startup but the lights go off. I had the wiring checked and it seems fine. I tried starting up in neutral but it is still unresponsive. What should I do?

Have the system checked to see if something is loose or came loose on the accident and is only now showing up as a problem. The air bag module may be shorted causing a problem in the data buss of the vehicle. I recommend having a mechanic inspect your starting system in person to see what components are faulty and what repairs will resolve your issue.

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

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

Passenger side low beam won't work

Hello and thank you for your question. Check the harness to the light bulb and make sure that there is no broken wires. Find the fuse for the head lights and check them with a test light. Check it with...

Where is the slave cylinder in 2011 Kia sportage

The 2011 Sportage has what is called a "concentric" slave cylinder. It's a tubular affair that fits around the input shaft of the transmission and cannot be removed without first removing the transmission. It's one of the really bad ideas...

My car won't start after a break-in & attempted theft.

When someone breaks in the vehicle, the Immobilizer system shows that the doors were locked from the outside. When the doors are ajar from the outside when locked, the security would set so the vehicle could not be stolen. Look...

Related articles

How Air Bags Work
Designed Designed to protect the occupants of a vehicle in the case of an accident, air bags inflate when the vehicle collides with another object, or otherwise suffers a sudden deceleration. Absorbing the energy of the impact, vehicle owners need...
How Are Car Wires Protected From Damage?
The highest tech cars can contain miles of electrical wiring. Wires must be secured and protected from heat and debris in order to work properly.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being Being in a wheelchair means you have a very specific list of demands, and requests for your vehicle. The main focus is of course how you will get in and out of the vehicle. There are some other aspects...