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Car Shuts Down When Idle. Turned On And Engine Mgmt Light On

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Morning,

I own a Toyota Yaris D4D (2008) and yesterday evening, I was parked outside a friends house idling when all of a sudden the car just shut down. I waited a few seconds and fired it back up first time and noticed the engine management light was on. Any ideas what this could be down to please?

This may be unrelated but I will mention it nevertheless. A year ago (winter time) my car refused to start on two separate occasions. The AA came out and hooked up a Battery booster. When the guy hooked up the booster, he was expecting the car to jump to life immediately but it did not. He left the connections on longer than normal (maybe 10 mins) and the car came back to life eventually. In his recommendation the Battery needed to be replaced but being a cheapskate, I opted to not replace it and one year later, i am still going. However, a few days ago, the same issue occurred (i am adamant nothing was left on to drain the Battery). The AA came out and literally within one second of him connecting the booster on, the car fired up.

I think my Battery will need replacing at some point but I am unsure if the two things I mentioned are unrelated. I do not think they are but I have no idea about cars and would be grateful for your technical input.

Thanks

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Well you got a year out of it but I think it's about time to bite the bullet and buy a new Battery...

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If the engine management light is on you need to have the fault codes read.

Regards Geoff Peace.

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When was the car last serviced? Time and miles ago?

How many miles has it done?

Lots of possible faults.. need to narrow the field.

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