I drive a 2014 Chevy Spark. Before turning the key even to the accessory position everything works perfectly, as soon as I get to the ignition position all the electronics die and the motor doesn't turn over. This problem is intermittent but seems to mainly occur after short trips, however my battery reads as normal voltage. Any help would be appreciated.
Edit: my radio clock resets so I think the battery may be being completely drained by something.

  • >>Before turning the key even to the accessory position everything works perfectly Should things be working "perfectly" at this point? Are you saying things turn on before you rotate the key - things that previously did NOT turn on? It sounds a bit like your ignition switch is defective. – mike65535 Apr 28 '19 at 15:27

The battery is probably dying. But in a way that at some times it behaves like it's completely dead and then it works fine.

It happened to me. At one point it died and never came back. I thought that there's an electrical problem with the car because batteries usually don't suddenly go from perfectly normal to empty.

Put a voltmeter in your car. Next time it happens measure the voltage directly on the battery. If it shows anything less than 12V the battery is the problem, replace it.

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