For a 2017 vehicle, that is a premature issue. The starter should last much longer than that, but these things can happen, especially if the car has sat around for a long time without usage. The solenoid plunger lever can get sticky in this case and can prevent it from turning the engine over. A gentle tap can free it up. Not practical, I know, but it does work.
Another issue could be worn brushes or a flat spot on the commutator, which in this case I find it hard to believe as it's not that old unless the vehicle has high mileage and then it can be assumed that general wear and tear has occurred.
I would also be inclined to have your battery voltage checked too. Insufficient battery voltage can affect the way the starter operates. So do that first before you write the starter off.
If the battery checks ok, then you have an unreliable component that has the potential to leave you stuck someday, so I would just replace the starter motor and put your mind to rest.
Good news is that the old starter can be reconditioned so, there is an option of purchasing one of those to save a bit of money or just fork out for a brand new item.
Good luck and I hope the information was helpful.
I have just had a look at a mates land cruiser 200 with the same issues and same po705 code.
has this been a major issue on the 200 series?
load tested both batteries both tested perfect… will check earths when I get it back around for a better look on the weekend.
I have started by pulling all trans plugs and cleaning as this is where I went to first with no reverse camera etc hoping there is someone that knows the fix that for this issue.
fuses have also been checked.
cheers in advance
Hi, I've checked Amayama, but my car didn't come with one.
Is there such a thing as an insulator blanket that goes under the bonnet in the engine bay? It looks like there is fittings for one, but wreckers look at me weirdly when I ask for one lol
I found parts 53341B - 53341-12170 Insulator and & 53341C (8x) 90467-08124 clips when looking up another model of same generation.
These ring any bells?