I have a 2011 Chevy Traverse and I locked my doors last night with key fob. (I do NOT have autostart) a couple minutes later I noticed my car was running and the running lights were on but NO KEY! Has this happen to anyone or been reported before?

Asked by Mar 14, 2017 at 07:57 AM about the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS

Question type: General

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A faulty ignition switch, ignition lock cylinder, of faulty wiring could cause a similar symptom . Have it checked out at your local garage.

Would it start without a key, stay on for about 15 minutes then shut off by itself? After I locked it and listened for the beep to tell me it was locked, that is when it started within minutes. Also I have my lights set to auto and they came on, well the running lights only. I dont understand it but I do know it scared me!

264,495

I've witnessed a car start by itself when there was an engine fire, when the wiring started to burn, shorting. So definitely a wiring issue. Did you smell anything when you went back into the car?

No smell at all. I am going to take it in today

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