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2011 ve omega s2 not kicking over. Need help

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Hey guys, just bought a holden v6 omega sidi s2, 2011 model recently and 3 days later it had troubles kicking over. Very new to buying cars & was just wondering what problems you guys think it is or whats common problems for these types of models. I had racq come round and he thought that it could be the fuel pump but just want to see my options for this vehicle. Just over 200xxxkms done and got it for a cheap sedan run around, cheers.
 

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Pandora's box of causes out there,i'll state the obvious,has it got a new Battery?,if it has it wouldn't hurt to disconnect and reset everything.
 

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If you bought your car from a second hand dealer, they must by law provide a statutory 3 month 5,000kms warranty but only if the car you bought is less than 10 years old, has travelled less than 160,000kms and is sold for less then the luxury tax thresholdm.

Being that your new purchase has more 200,000kms, even if you bought it from a used car dealer you’d have no statutory warranty to fall back on. But even so, if you did buy it from a reputable used car dealer, it would still be worth discusing the problem with them as they may choose to help, they don’t have to help but they may help.

If you bought it privately, it all depends on what the seller stated or if he made any guarantees. If he did make guarantees and you had it written into the bill of sale, you would have some comeback on him. If nothing was written down, not much chance of getting him to stand by his statements as it would likely be classified as puffery by the courts. In most cases, even with guarantees written in the bill of sale, many private sellers will simply fob you off and it becomes a small claims case (which you’d win).

So you’re likley on your own warranty wise unless you like to fight such issues ;)

In any case if you want your car fixed, as already said, the cause to your start issues could be a Pandora’s box full of problems. So start by disconnecting the battery and checking it’s condition (hopefully RACQ did this check) then charge the battery so it’s full (can take many hours).

Disconnecting the battery will also reset the vehicle electronics (which is a good thing) and when you reconnect the fully charged battery hopefully it has no issues kicking over. If this works but only for a few days, then it’s likley a dead battery cell (which a better test should have picked up) which means a new battery and problem should be solved.

Failing that, get ready to go down the rabbit hole o_O
 

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BATTERY??????
Sounds like it.
How old is the battery?
Have you charged it?
 

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Cheers for the help guys the cars allgood now
 

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Cheers for the help guys the cars allgood now
Care to share with us what the problem was and what the solution turned out to be?
 

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@Mo95 and others, just read an old article that indicated Queensland will change its used car stautory warranty laws to cover dealer sold cars > 10 years old and with > 160,000 kms on them. Changed legislation can take a while to make its way through the syste, so for those living in Queensland and having problems with their recent used car purchase, it could be worth discussing the issue with QCAT if there is no joy having the dealer fix the issue.

Mo95, still interested to know what the issue was ;)
 

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Sorry guys didn't get the notification thing pop up hah

Gave the car to my mate to have a look at and he just put "fuel injector" in it (just incase there was old or dirty fuel just sitting in it as it was from a dealer shop) and yeah, been running fine ever since then haha. He also checked the battery and it seemed allgood, but I bought a new battery anyway, just in case I'll need one :)
 
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