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WHY DOES MY 6 SPEED 1600 ML NOT START EVERY TIME I TURN KEY TO START?

2011 Toyota Corolla • 1,800 miles

I bought my car brand new. I live in Israel. My car was made in japan. It is great except for: periodically the engine does not start when I turn the key to Start. My car is a standard transmission. Eg. This morning, after not driving for overnight, I turned the key to start. I heard a whirring noise but the engine did not start. I turned off the key. I repeated this about 5 times. Sometimes I depressed the clutch while starting and sometimes in neutral with clutch not depressed.
the engine usually starts every time but now and again, when I turn the key to start, I hear a whirring noise but the engine does not start.

I would greatly appreciate your input and whether a recall has been done for this car related to this.

thank you. Albert Calman


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Irv
April 13, 2012.



Whirring means starter drive is not engaging. Starter solenoid is not working properly.

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Fixitmr
Apr 13, 2012.