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Old 12-07-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Parking aid malfunction light & starting problems

I had noticed the car would not start the first time I pressed the start button. I could try it a second time and it would start. I did not pay it much attention, I thought I just was not getting the brake pedal depressed before I hit the button. Now that I think back it will warn you if you try to start without pressing the brake. There was no message.

The other night I stopped at the mail box and it did the same thing, nothing on the first try, the second time I pressed the start button it still did not start and then displayed the "Parking Aid Malfunction" message.
I opened and closed the door (to shut it completely off) and tried again, it still would not start. After several tries of opening and closing the door I got it started. Next morning I made sure I had my foot on the brake pedal the first time I pressed the start it did nothing. The second time it started.

We hooked a scanner up at work and got two codes that both referred to the key. Put a new battery in the key and it seems to be okay now. Put my foot on the brake,press the start button and it cranks the first try. Car was built 6/12, so after 2 and 1/2 years is makes sense it could probably use a battery. Give it a try. It takes a CR2032 battery.

Hope this helps someone else from the hassle of having to go to the dealer.

Of course why would it display the parking error message when the key battery was getting weak?


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Made this a new thread for more looks & easier searching.

It's a different answer than the more common malfunction light along with not driving normally (quits moving right)/starting problems related to the TCM that's seen on some cars that don't even have parking assist or Intelligent Key system.
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Well never mind.

It did it again today.

So changing the remote battery is NOT a solution.
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Well never mind.

It did it again today.

So changing the remote battery is NOT a solution.
Do you have a visit to your dealer scheduled to have this diagnosed? Please let me know, along with your mileage.

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Take it to the dealer? Does the dealer know how to fix it?
I have an intermittent non-starting issue issue combined with a "parking aid malfunction" message and my car does not even have the parking aid feature.
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If you're under 80,000 miles the most expensive possibility (TCM) is still covered...
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