The other day I came out after work to go home, put the key in the ignition and tried to start it up. Nothing, like the car had no power. No lights, nothing. After a few minutes the car suddenly came to life and started up. This morning I went outside to drive to work, the car started up fine. I went to the store and had the issue trying to start it back up. It finally started up like it had the previous time. Then while on my way to work, the dashboard started going crazy. I am talking about the dials going back and forth, lights going on and off, but the car kept running and I made it to work. As soon as I pulled in to my parking spot I turned off the car and tried to start it again... nothing. It's like the car has just lost power. What is going on?

  • Hi Jeffrey and welcome.
    – mike65535
    Oct 31, 2018 at 16:14

1 Answer 1


Had this, or at least very similar, once before.

It was a broken internal link in the battery : worked fine then hit a bump and fails ...

Get the battery checked, but intermittant faults like that are hard to replicate...

If you can borrow a second battery then try it...

  • Thank you! I ended up replacing the battery and the issues are gone. It starts up a lot more easily now, too. Go figure.
    – Jeffrey
    Nov 6, 2018 at 19:36

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