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Hi all, I am currently driving a 2003 03 plate 3.5v6 vel satis auto, I have owned this car for just over a year. Although generally happy with the car it has recently had intermitent starting fault.
Occasionally the car seems to require 3-4 pushes of the start button before she will fire up. The car has been back to the dealer several times, first for a new battery and then more recently they kept the car for 3 days but nothing found. Just last week I had a new card reader installed but this week the problem has returned.
Does anybody have experience of similar problems or any advice? As I say Im otherwise happy with the car but feel if this does not get rectified soon will be time to chop it in.

Many thanks. Shaun.
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Hello & Welcome to the Forums Shaun.

We have a number of VelSatis owners on the Forums, I am sure someone will be able to assist you shortly.


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Welcome to the forum - another owner of an unusual Renault!

I'm sure someone will be along soon with some help.


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Hi there Shaun, I've got a similar issue (occasionally needing a second push), but as mine is a diesel - I put it down to the glowplugs not having heated up for the engine to fire - it doesn't turn over until then.

Obviously, with yours being petrol, then that can't be the reason.

Does yours turn over at every press of the start button, or is it a case of pushing and nothing happens?


This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

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