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This morning my new (100km driven) 2016 Subaru Forester XT

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Hello, this morning my new (100km driven) 2016 Subaru Forester XT didn't start. Pressed the start button (foot on the brake) system lit up, but no engine crank. Trying to find more issues regarding this
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Seems like the start engine is not activating, power is there, as navigator and all other systems power up.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It's possible that the brake pedal was pressed a couple times with the engine off, depleting the vacuum in the brake booster and now you're not easily able to push the pedal, which would then require a harder press to move the pedal enough for the brake switch contacts to close and allow the engine to crank.

When you press the pedal do the brake lights come on now?