Carter Volkswagen Ignition Repair: Information for When your Car Won't Start in Seattle
The ignition switch is a small part of your car's steering column that can cause big problems if it stops working. An ignition switch that's broken will prevent the engine from starting and might even prevent the key from turning in the ignition at all. And if you've got a push-button start system on your Volkswagen, you can still experience ignition problems, too.
When your car won't start up in the morning, give us a call at Carter Volkswagen. We'll help arrange for a tow and diagnose the problem that's keeping your car from starting up. It could be a bad battery, a failed starter motor or a worn-out alternator -- but if it's none of those things, it could be a bad ignition switch that just needs to be replaced. Trust our experts at the Carter VW service center to carry out repairs on this delicate part of your car.
What are Some Common Problems With Car Ignition Switches?
Like we mentioned above, a car that won't start could have one of a huge number of possible problems. Problems that involve the ignition switch include the anti-theft immobilizer. A small chip in the key or keyfob is detected by the ignition switch, and allows the switch to turn so the car can be started. This prevents someone from starting your car without the correct key -- but if the immobilizer stops working, you may not be able to start your car with any key, even the correct one!
Furthermore, electrical problems like blown fuses, bad relays and a fault or a short in the ignition switch itself can keep the switch from responding correctly when you insert the key.
Lastly, you may find the key won't turn in the ignition simply because the tumblers inside the ignition or the ignition key itself have become too worn. You may need a new key cut or a new ignition cylinder installed to fix this problem.
How to Schedule a Service Visit at Carter Volkswagen:
Setting an appointment for your car to get the maintenance or repairs it needs is easy at Carter VW! Just use our online scheduling form. You can select an available time slot that works for your schedule. Or, just give our service department a call at the number on the bottom of this page. You'll be able to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable service advisors about your questions or concerns.
Discover the Carter Advantage at the Carter VW Service Department
It's sophisticated German engineering that sets a Volkswagen apart from lesser cars on the road, and it's our expert technicians at the Carter VW service department that know German engineering best in the Seattle area. When you're looking for the best customer service with clean and comfortable facilities while your vehicles gets the highest quality service, turn to Carter Volkswagen. Our team uses only factory-approved parts designed with your car in mind. The mechanics at your neighborhood garage or the local quick-lube chain can't say that; only the factory-trained experts in our VW-authorized service center. If we didn't answer all your questions on this page, give us a call! We'd be glad to help.