View Full Version : Starter switch gone bad. Intermittent start.

Mini Cord
09-13-2013, 10:12 PM
My mom, who took over the '12 500 Sport has been complaining that the car would not start sometimes. I checked it, but saw nothing wrong.

I really didn't paid much attention until 2 days ago where she could not start the car at a store. sure enough, battery was ok, but the starter would not turn on. I thought the Clutch safety switch had failed. Since it had been doing intermittently we called the tow truck.

Tow truck arrived and sure enough, the car started. Took it to the dealer, they had it for one day, couldn't find the problem.

Anyhow, we left the car again for some unrelated problem (suspension clunks and noises) and today they couldn't get the car started.

The good news is they have found the problem, is the key starter switch.... the bad news is the spare will take at least 5 days to arrive.