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> Xc90 Would Not Start
post Sep 3 2006, 01:32 PM
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Stopped for dinner on a trip and it would not restart. Text message displayed
"Start Prevented, Try Again" Tried several times, no luck. Contacted a dealer who was still open and had me do the following which restarted the XC90: unlock with key fob and lock with key, then hit unlock on fob twice.

Does anyone know why this happened. The service rep said something had gone to sleep. Hard to hear her on the cell phone.
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S60 R
post Sep 4 2006, 08:53 PM
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Hope this link works. In the topic are links that should help you,

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post Sep 13 2006, 06:01 PM
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Wow ! Had the same problem with my car just last night (After 7:30 p.m). Went to ASDA and after shopping tried to start the car and got the message stating ''Start Prevented'' ''Try again''.
Had to call the RAC who did not have a clue either. However, they rang their head office and were told that its the immobiliser. So they had to disconnect the battery for two minutes and then reconnected it. The car started as normal :banana: .
So is this a fault with the electronics of the car ??It has only done 27000 miles and I am the first owner. :o_75:
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post Nov 4 2006, 04:11 AM
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Happened to me too last weekend whilst away visiting friends. 7 of us had actually been out in the car 30 minutes previously. Decamped for a quick cuppa before the journey home - back in the car 'Start Prevented.. Try Again'
After several variations of getting out re-locking, unlocking, using my Wife's key fob instead - retreated to my friends Broadband service and Googled it. Somewhere in this forum we came across someone who had tried removing and replacing the fuel filler cap, wiggling the gear stick and jabbing the brake pedal - worth a try - BINGO.
I can't find the article now - but am indebted to the person - the alternative would probably have been a 120 mile Relay recovery on a Sunday evening.

Wether it's connected or not I have no idea - but our journey in the car just prior to the 'cuppa' was an uphill climb fully loaded with passengers and 3/4 tank of Diesel. We parked facing uphill....?? (just come back from Austria - no problems there thank the Lord - not many broadband connections in the mountains !!)

A complete mystery ..... :liebe011:
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