View Full Version : No quick-start?

08-18-2012, 10:14 PM
I searched but might not have found the answer due to not knowing the right terms. My 07 yaris would start really easy, sometimes continue cranking after I released the key. So I got in the habit of doing a very short crank, since it would start anyway. Whenever I drove other vehicles I would usually forget and not crank long enough to start the vehicle. Well my 07 got totaled and now I have a new 2012 yaris which seems to not start as easy. Am I imagining things or has anyone else noticed this difference? Or is my car off in some way?

08-19-2012, 08:15 AM
Well mine takes about 2seconds of cranking until it starts up fully. Once it even took me 15seconds of cranking....

My old car was the fastest starter car I had. Only had to twist and go. Twas a Mitsubishi Mirage.

08-19-2012, 08:39 AM
I have never noticed any difference.

08-19-2012, 11:47 AM
It's actually good for the engine to crank for one or two seconds as it allows the oil pump to pressurize and lubricate the bearing surfaces before the engine fires up. :thumbsup:

08-19-2012, 11:36 PM
It's called auto-start. Found it mentioned in this thread.

Now that I know what it's called, I wonder if it's possible to add easily to the MY12?