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The red key warning light will not stop flashing. The car is

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The red key warning light will not stop flashing. The car is not running.
JA: What model and year is your Mazda?
Customer: 2015 Mazda 3
JA: Nice car. The Mazda Mechanic can help you with your '15 3 . Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: When I returned home this evening and turned off the car, the red key warning light began flashing. It has been doing this for approximately 3 hours.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes, if possible.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have tried to find out if there are any warnings, I have tried restarting the car. I don't know if there is something seriously wrong or not.
JA: Are you ready to speak with the Mazda Mechanic now?
Customer: Yes.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  SuperDave replied 1 year ago.

Does the car still start?

Expert:  SuperDave replied 1 year ago.

You should only be worried if the red light stays on continuously. That indicates a malfunction.Flashing red is normal when the key is not in the car.