2001 Toyota Avalon - Starting issues

Hello : two years ago I bought a 2001 Toyota Avalon which was in great condition and it now has 145,00 miles and is running well. The problem? llllwhen I place the key fully into the ignition the engine will start grinding and does not start. If I very very gently place the key in the ignition (without pressure) then the engine will start without any problem. What’s happening and should I have this repaired?

Sounds like a bad igition switch and why wouldn’t you have it repaired?

Thanks. I appreciate your taking the time to respond.

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