I had the most unpleasant experience to date happen last night in this car. I was on my way home with dinner and came to a busy 4 way stop near my house. The engine cut, like it always does, when I came to a stop and waited for my turn. My turn came, took my foot off the brake and hit the gas- nothing. Looked down and a message was coming from the top-center of the drivers screen saying something about failing to restart and needing to shift and restart. Usually I hear the engine restart, but I had the stereo pretty cranked, which I usually donít.
So then, in a panic I shifted to park and tried restarting- all the startup/idiot lights were coming on and my gauges were going all the way up and back down, but the car wasnít even cranking. At this point I had a chorus of horns behind me- put the flashers on. Tried two more times and it finally started and I just took off and drove home. I got no error messages and the damn stop/start system was still active as soon as I got the engine running again. And every time I had tried starting it, before it cranked, all these different messages from the top-center of the screen kept popping up.
I let it stop the engine a couple times when I got back to my driveway and it fired right up like usual.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Iím seeing some examples in the XC90 forum and it seems like it might be related to a bad battery, or of course, software. But the posts Iím seeing there are from a couple years ago and I would hope the software has been figured out across the fleet at this point. This car already has 2 unresolvable problems; it doesnít need a 3rd.
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