View Single Post
      05-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
Vacek's Avatar

Drives: 09 X3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere

iTrader: (8)

09 - issues with starting, pausing ...

Our 2009 x3 is exhibiting an odd issue.

When you turn the key to start the car, occasionally it will take approx 1 second (maybe a tad longer) before the car attempts to turn over. It makes you wonder if it is even going to turn over. Other times you turn the key it fires right up. Might happen 1 out of ten times starting up.

There is no correlation to the weather (hot or cold days) as we keep the x3 in a heated garage and it can do this at any given time.

The battery is brand new with maybe 3000 miles on it. It has a full charge.

So this is not a cranking issue, but a clear pause like it has to think about how to start itself or something.

No codes being thrown .... Not sure what to look for to resolve. It Is certainly not normal.

Thanks for any thoughts.