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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiGuy View Post
    My starter drags on occasion, but I dont think that is related to this.
    Pretty rare but same here.

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    You know, it's funny... I was waiting waiting waiting for a fix for this at first. Then I got used to it and started seeing it as a funny (if pretty harmless) quirk of the car.

    Stockholm syndrome maybe? I mean it always started on the second try so it seemed harmless but I guess I'm glad now it will be fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat500USA View Post
    This is for those who have to try cranking the car twice before it starts.
    Yeah, I get it sometimes too.

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    Has happened a number of times.

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    Mine does this on rare occasion. This morning, for example. I usually just keep cranking [for like 4 to 5 seconds] and it'll start eventually.

    Back to the dealership for another tune-related flash. My friend at Chrysler wasn't joking when they said they didn't have enough time to iron out the tune for this car.

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    Had the problems since new on my 13 pop. Dealer had no clue but will call him again.

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    Mine does this very rarely. I just attributed it to not holding the key long enough out of habit, as the car normally starts pretty quickly. Cool to see they addressed it. Keep going!! I'll take all the updates and improvements I can get (for free )!

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    i sort of like it when my car doesn't start... i think it's cool
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    I just hope they don't have to "replicate the problem" and beat the **** out of the starter.

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    My question is, "Should I leave well enough alone?" ... I've had no starting issues, even at -22F.

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