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peterpete190, Auto Technician
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Experience:  Auto repair Technician with 17 years experience.Past ASE and other certifications.
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Thank you. 2013 Mazda CX5, key fob opens door but doesn't

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Thank you. 2013 Mazda CX5, key fob opens door but doesn't start car. All electrical lights lit, radio works, a/c works (we shut all those down to save battery), but car won't start. Brake pedal is REALLY hard to push. . . brake not disengaging starter switch? Thank you!
JA: What is the voltage at the battery?
Customer: Normal battery - dealer replaced it a few months ago. Not sure the voltage, but car has been working for 15 months, other than this morning.
JA: Are you fixing your CX-5 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Trying to. . . haven't done anything yet, as daughter had to go to work. Car is still in her garage. . .she's going back at lunch time to try to push REALLY hard on the brake pedal to disengage switch, and will replace fob battery. Other than that, nothing else.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO I don't think so. Let me try these things first before we have a mechanic engaged. I'll get back to you - thank you!!! Excellent, thank you!!
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 11 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

If pushing on the brake hard did not work to allow starting here this may be a fault with a brake switch needing replaced or possibly a fault with the electronic ignition switch as I have seen in some cases.This would have to be checked/tested further to pinpoint and repair the cause here.If these are all checked and found o.k. let me know.

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Thanks Pete