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2008 Lexus RX400h Question: Sometimes won't start



Nancy Skean, 3.3L V6, East Hampton, NY, May 17, 2011, 19:54

I have had a problem starting my hybrid about three times now. When I turn the key the "ready light" does not come on. I have taken the key out to try it again and nothing happens. After several attempts it may start or I give up and come back to it later it starts no problem. I have taken it the dealer and they can find nothing wrong of course. I have also had trouble with the key physically turning in the switch. Are the two related and if so, why didn't the dealer put two and two together. Please help!

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  • Answer #1

    May 17, 2011, 19:59

    some of these hybrid systems are difficult to troubleshoot. you should stick with the dealer on this issue. remember, you have the lemon law on your side. you have an 8 yr 80k warranty with this system. document all the issues for future review.
    we dont touch many hybrid issues because of the warranty issues.

    Good luck


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  • Answer #2

    October 02, 2012, 20:15

    hold key all the way over until car starts

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