Originally Posted by Cambridgehank
I also have the 09 limited, let me know what you are hearing and I will try to confirm or not.
Thanks to all of you .
Here is my story
I have the keyless 2009 V6 Limited with the push button starter switch.
When I have my foot on the brake pedal and push the starter switch I hear a 1-2 second unusual almost grinding sound before the car starts up. This does not happen everytime but more than 50% of the time. It started happening after I first used the accesory igniton mode
Now a new issue has come up that frightens me. In the past when i pressed the start button 2 times to activate the accessory mode without my foot on the brake as recommended by manual I heard the same sound for a second or so as though some signal was sent to starter and maybe because brake pedal was not activated some relay stopped it from engaging. So out of fear I stopped doing that.
Today I left a window open and used the acc mode once and now ,even when running the engine , when I turn engine off and open drivers side door the same sound happens without touching the start buttton! Any ideas. As I am in Greece I have no warranty and am really afraid of any electrical problems.
Does anyone else hear any sound with the keyless start button before the engine actually kicks over, and has anyone experienced the door opening causing any starter related sounds (maybe not starter related?)
I was wondering if either of you could click 2 times to access the accesory mode of ignition without your foot on brake pedal . Thats how you access it to play radio, close windows sunroof etc if you forget them like I did.
After the first time I did that to close a window , this syndrome of the grinding sound for a quick second before starter engages started. Had to do it again 2 days ago and now I hear the same sound after turning engine off , and opening door to get out , It might not be a grinding sound it might be a relay.
Would either of you access the accessory igniton by cpushing the start button 2 x and tell me if you hear anything unusual.