Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

2009 RAV-4 will start but not all systems will engage


  Email This Post



thehema
New User

Sep 30, 2014, 8:17 AM

Post #1 of 4 (851 views)
2009 RAV-4 will start but not all systems will engage Sign In

2009 RAV-4 Sport, V6, 135,000+ km. Within the last 2 weeks there has been intermittent problems when starting the car. When the ignition is put into the start position, not all of the dash board system indicators light up. It is usually the emergency brake light, the traction control light, & air bags. Systems are offline as well - no fan or air conditioning, no signal lights, etc. The car will turn over and start no problem, but the shifter is locked and there is no power steering or power brakes. At first it would run a few seconds to a minute and the systems would start up but it has progressed to a few mins, if at all. While running the car I am able to override the gear shifter and drive the vehicle in gear. On a few occasions the systems kicked in but today nothing. Can't drive it around with no power steering, brakes and no signals. I've checked the battery and there was some corrosion on the posts, so I sprayed on cleaner and gave them a scrub, but no luck.

Sounds like an electrical problem or starter problem?


kev2
Veteran
kev2 profile image

Sep 30, 2014, 8:43 AM

Post #2 of 4 (840 views)
Re: 2009 RAV-4 will start but not all systems will engage Sign In

 always start with a scan for codes YES even if the lights are OFF.
Tell us - is there a remote starter?

A test light and wiring diagram - inspection of circuits and the underhood fuse box,

SWAG- the ignition switch - not the key cylinder the electricsl switch it controls.


thehema
New User

Sep 30, 2014, 9:53 AM

Post #3 of 4 (831 views)
Re: 2009 RAV-4 will start but not all systems will engage Sign In

Sorry I don't have a code reader. There is no remote starter on my vehicle.


kev2
Veteran
kev2 profile image

Sep 30, 2014, 9:59 AM

Post #4 of 4 (829 views)
Re: 2009 RAV-4 will start but not all systems will engage Sign In

as I mention ign switch is suspect.

As for the code check- FREE at auto parts stores....






  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap