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Push button start problems

wesley1000wesley1000 Posts: 1
edited March 4 in Toyota

I currently own a 2009 Avalon Limited with a little over 60,000 miles on it. I have started to experience a problem with starting the car. At times, it simply will not start. Its like there is a dead battery. I have had a new battery installed on the car as well as new batteries in the remote. I had this same problem in my 2006 Avalon Limited. After many trips to the dealer, being told that they could not find anything wrong with the car, I traded it in on the 2009 I currently own. I am going to the dealer in the morning, but do not expect to get any answers. Am getting very frustrated. Is there anyone who knows what the problem is and how to get repaired.

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  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,032

    @wesley1000 said: I currently own a 2009 Avalon Limited with a little over 60,000 miles on it. I have started to experience a problem with starting the car. At times, it simply will not start. Its like there is a dead battery. I have had a new battery installed on the car as well as new batteries in the remote. I had this same problem in my 2006 Avalon Limited. After many trips to the dealer, being told that they could not find anything wrong with the car, I traded it in on the 2009 I currently own. I am going to the dealer in the morning, but do not expect to get any answers. Am getting very frustrated. Is there anyone who knows what the problem is and how to get repaired.

    I found a post concerning this same problem in another discussion.

    http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/comment/4045179/#Comment_4045179

    " The problem was the brake switch that activates the starter button."

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  • 2008 Toyota Avalon, 99000 miles, and up to now problem free. Yesterday, when brake was pressed prior to starting car, the pushbutton light was amber and the car would not start. The problem was the brake switch was not working that activated the starter button (to turn it green instead of amber). Battery was good and the remote batteries had recently been changed and were good. Pressing the remote over the starter button with the brake pressed (look in the Owners Manual) eventually turned the starter button green and the car started; drove directly to repair shop. Code showed only brake switch fault. New brake switch was $99, plus labor to install.
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