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Good morning all
I have a 2016 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition. About 66k miles on it. About a year and a half ago I started having issues when trying to start my engine. I'd push the Push Start button and the lights would come on, the dash lights would come on and the radio would turn on, but the engine wouldn't start. I would have to do it a few times and then all of sudden the engine would start. I took it to the dealership and they said the battery was completely done and changed out the starter. Everything has been working great since. Fast forward to a few days ago and the same issue us happening. I brought it to a local Mavis and they said the battery is fine and they aren't sure what the issue should be and I shouldn't be having an issue with the starter after a year and change.

Has anyone had similar issues with this? I would think after a year and change the start shouldn't be going bad. The mileage might be high but I don't drive it all that crazy, just to and from work. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Only way to know if it's the starter is to bench test it.
 

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This might be a dumb question but would the battery for the key itself cause this to happen by any chance?
 

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Along those lines, put the key fob next to the start button and try starting
If it starts every time then battery weak in FOB.
 

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If you are getting the dash lights to turn on with the ignition, then your start button is working. Your fob is working. Your battery seems to be working. If they actually load tested the battery it should be good. Once running they can load test the alternator.

To bench test the starter, it needs to be removed to be tested. Could also be connections to the starter. Beware, a bad starter can kill a battery fast.
 

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If you are in a garage or have another body handy, have them see if the brake lights are coming on when you depress the pedal to start the car.
 
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