Hi all. I've own this car for just 4 months. It's 110,000KMS.
Yesterday I filled up on my regular gas station but when I went back
inside the car it no longer starts. The same thing happened to me a
month before and all I did is leave it for a couple of hours. This time
a couple of hours didn't do it. I left the car overnight and today this
noon, I was able to start it again.
On my way home I noticed that my fuel gauge dropped. It gave me a
feeling that it will not start again if I turn it off. I was right.
When I start it all lights are on as normal, however no cranking. I
checked my starter and solenoid. It looks like the is no power being
sent to the solenoid. I say this because I checked it with a meter with
key in ON. I also jumpered a +12 V to the solenoid and the started
cranked the engine, although it won't go running as if no fuel or
Now I'm thinking it's the EWS system. Perhaps any switch/ or relay in
the auto transmission that failed? I have no experience troubleshooting
an EWS system. I'm not even sure if I got the EWS or EWSII as my key
look nothing especial except for the little light and just a battery
inside when I oppened it. Even the spare is solid plastic.
One thing I'm sure is that power to the starter is being cut-off by
something. The car has central locking system and the alarm is
I have seen this problem posted but no clear or reported resolution.
Maybe you've seen this happened please comment.
Also can anyone who had the EWS replaced comment on how much I looking
at if needed to be replaced.