Is it one of those days your Toyota car won’t start regardless of how many times to turn on the ignition key? It is hard to understand why such problems occur when you are always in a hurry. Picture this, it is in the morning, you have tidied up, and you are almost running late for work only to run into a car problem.
There are many reasons why your Toyota car won’t start. Understanding some of them helps you quickly find a solution whenever you encounter a problem. That minimizes your fears, and fixing your vehicle gets easier because you know what the problem is.
The battery is dead
One of the reasons your Toyota car won’t start is that the battery is dead. If that is the case, there is no way you will get your car to ignite. When you ignite your vehicle, there is no ignition sound, and the lights and radio do not turn on; the battery is dead. You can look for someone with jumper cables to help you jumpstart your car in such a case. The other solution is to tow your vehicle to an auto repair shop to check the battery.
Battery terminals are damaged.
Toyota car manufacturers make the original car battery terminals, but they are susceptible to corrosion over time. The terminals lose their initial power impacting the battery’s conductivity. With time, the battery cannot transfer energy to the engine, which is why your car won’t start. The solution is to visit a Toyota repair shop and replace the original battery terminal with a new one to improve the battery’s efficiency.
Failed security system
Most modern Toyota cars are equipped with an advanced security system with a security function encrypted in the car keys. So, whenever you press the key, the vehicle automatically reviews the encrypted data and, if it is correct, gives you complete control of the car. But these electronic systems have a chance of malfunctioning; therefore, the validation does not always work correctly. If that is the case, the car assumes that you are trying to break into the vehicle illegally and not start the engine. Therefore you should check and replace the batteries regularly.
The gear lever is not in the correct position.
Another stupid reason your car may not start is that the gear lever is not correctly positioned. In an automatic transmission car, the engine won’t start if the gear lever is not at the P position. In contrast, a manual transmission car won’t start if you put the car into gear without pushing the clutch. If you have a modern vehicle with a start/stop button, always remember to hit the brake before pressing the controller, or your car won’t start.
A broken starter
An electrical motor is known as the starter that links to the battery in your car. When you turn the ignition key, it gets the engine going. Therefore if the starter is broken or damaged, your engine won’t start.
Regular maintenance can help you address such problems early.