Video: starter problem (Mirage 1.2L CVT) - flywheel defect? Update: warranty repair
A Malaysian Mirage driver posted this video yesterday of what he says is a common problem with a push-button starter equipped Mirage 1.2.
On his first push of the button, the car makes a nasty mechanical noise (to hear it better, he rolls the window down while it's making the noise), but the engine doesn't start. Second attempt, it starts normally.
UPDATE: happens with a key-start Mirage, too:
He reports it's a common problem:
Almost sounds like the starter is spinning but not engaging the flywheel ring gear (= the "teeth" a starter meshes with to turn the engine).
This happen on atleast 70% of our community members car. The sound also occur when I push start x2 wait for the light goes off and start the engine. If anyone recognize sound of this problem, please put up comment below.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)