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Old 08-20-2016, 05:19 PM
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Re: Intermittent failure of Run-Stop button 2016 Summit

I just went out to the garage and tried to start it with the key, and no joy. After a half hour of fumbling around, I accidentally discovered that you have to push down on the brake pedal fairly HARD in order to get that switch to engage. F*Ck. This is the real cause of the problem! Now that I have discovered to do this, it starts every time!

This is unlike any other pushbutton vehicle I have owned! It is not enough just to put your foot lightly on the brake pedal. It needs to really be pressed DOWN and held there. This is totally unlike previous pushbutton vehicles I have owned, including two different Infiniti's and a GMC Acadia Denali.

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Re: Intermittent failure of Run-Stop button 2016 Summit

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I just went out to the garage and tried to start it with the key, and no joy. After a half hour of fumbling around, I accidentally discovered that you have to push down on the brake pedal fairly HARD in order to get that switch to engage. F*Ck. This is the real cause of the problem! Now that I have discovered to do this, it starts every time!

This is unlike any other pushbutton vehicle I have owned! It is not enough just to put your foot lightly on the brake pedal. It needs to really be pressed DOWN and held there. This is totally unlike previous pushbutton vehicles I have owned, including two different Infiniti's and a GMC Acadia Denali.
Brake light switch could still be the culprit. It may just need adjustment for brake pedal to hit switch sooner. Hang in there. Stuff just happens sometime.

Watch your rear brake light and see if it lights up early or late and how much brake pedal needs to move.
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Re: Intermittent failure of Run-Stop button 2016 Summit

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I just went out to the garage and tried to start it with the key, and no joy. After a half hour of fumbling around, I accidentally discovered that you have to push down on the brake pedal fairly HARD in order to get that switch to engage. F*Ck. This is the real cause of the problem! Now that I have discovered to do this, it starts every time!

This is unlike any other pushbutton vehicle I have owned! It is not enough just to put your foot lightly on the brake pedal. It needs to really be pressed DOWN and held there. This is totally unlike previous pushbutton vehicles I have owned, including two different Infiniti's and a GMC Acadia Denali.
I always firmly step on the brake pedal before starting... it's a conditioned reflex.
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I just went out to the garage and tried to start it with the key, and no joy. After a half hour of fumbling around, I accidentally discovered that you have to push down on the brake pedal fairly HARD in order to get that switch to engage. F*Ck. This is the real cause of the problem! Now that I have discovered to do this, it starts every time!

This is unlike any other pushbutton vehicle I have owned! It is not enough just to put your foot lightly on the brake pedal. It needs to really be pressed DOWN and held there. This is totally unlike previous pushbutton vehicles I have owned, including two different Infiniti's and a GMC Acadia Denali.
You know, like I said when mine did this, my brake pedal seemed to be harder than normal. So, it's possible that I didn't push hard enough on the pedal, and maybe, eventually I did.
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Re: Intermittent failure of Run-Stop button 2016 Summit

You should not have to push that hard.

Either the Brake Booster is leaking or the Switch is not quite set quite right.
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