Car won’t start.

My car wouldn't start out of nowhere when I couldn't start it the dash lights and headlights could come in but a. Pulls minutes later no dash or headlights wouldn't come on after me not fully turning the key over I have a brand new battery that got put in not about 1 month or 2 ago what do you think the problem is?

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Experienced mechanics share their insights in answering this question :
Hello. Your issue is likely due to a bad alternator, starter or open circuit. The open circuit condition could be something like the battery terminal not being tight enough causing the vehicle to have a gap in its power supply at times. A faulty starter is a very common cause for a car not being able to crank. I suggest that a technician test your electrical system which consist of the battery, alternator, and the starter. If those things are tested and found good you may have something preventing your vehicle from starting such as an immobilizer theft lock out. Which can happen if the key loses programming or the ignition switch becomes faulty.
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The most common reasons a Buick Century won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
The most common reasons a Buick Encore won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter. Search our network of RepairPal Certified shops near you to speak with a technician about your issue. Oops! We got lost!
The Battery is Dead

A dead battery is one of the most common causes of a no start. A low or dead battery doesn`t have enough power to turn the starter motor and will result in a rapid, repeated clicking noise when you turn the key. Leaving your lights on overnight can quickly kill your battery.

The most common reasons a Buick LeSabre won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
Why won`t my car start but I have power? If you attempt to start up your car but the engine won`t turn over and the dashboard lights up, then you most likely have an issue with your battery. You could have a damaged or corroded battery terminal, which is stopping the engine from starting up when you fully turn the key.
If your vehicle won`t start, it`s usually caused by a dying or dead battery, loose or corroded connection cables, a bad alternator or an issue with the starter.
Dismantle the plastic cover below the steering wheel which houses all the electronics. Then insert a screwdriver into the ignition flaps and force it in using a hammer or by using a drill first. Then turn the screwdriver in the same direction you would as the car key. This will start the car.
If your vehicle won`t start but you hear a rapid clicking sound when you turn the key then you may have a problem with your battery or alternator.
A clicking sound when you start your car could suggest a problem with your car`s electrical system. A rapid clicking sound might hint at a battery- or alternator-related issue. A single loud click might mean problems with your starter motor.
The battery can be fully charged but still not be able to start the vehicle if it is failing or has a dead cell. Other likely issues are the fuel pump, ignition switch, battery cables, starter, or a clogged fuel filter.
Common Signs of a Bad Starter

The engine won`t turn over. The most common signal that your starter has a problem is if nothing happens when you turn the key or push to start. Unusual noises, such as clinking, grinding and whirring. If you ignore these sounds, it can eventually lead to damage to the engine flywheel.

IF THE KEY FOB LOSES BATTERY OR SIGNAL POWER

Press the small button on the side or back of the key fob while pulling out the side closest to the button. This will reveal the mechanical key inside. Find the small slot on the right side of the driver`s door handle.

Key is an important element to start your car. In order to start it without a key, one needs to bypass the ignition lock which should only be done when you lost your key. It can only be done by connecting ignition cord to the battery cord followed by touching the starter cord to the connection.
The most common reasons a Buick Century key won`t turn are a binding steering column/lock, an ignition switch issue, or a problem with the ignition key.
IF THE KEY FOB LOSES BATTERY OR SIGNAL POWER

Press the small button on the side or back of the key fob while pulling out the side closest to the button. This will reveal the mechanical key inside. Find the small slot on the right side of the driver`s door handle.

The most common reasons a Buick Century key won`t turn are a binding steering column/lock, an ignition switch issue, or a problem with the ignition key.

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