New to the forum (although I have visited it in the past to pick up on ideas like one bucket and two bucket wash)
I own a 2013 Honda EX-L that I purchased in Aug 2013, the car has push to start. It recently crossed 37k miles.
I took it to the dealer for the service that the maintenance reminder suggested and while there they noticed my brakes needed changing (they were not off, the old girl was making the noises a well used brake would when down to its last mm)
I had them do the brakes on my car. This was a a few weeks ago.
Ever since then, my push to start has been giving my trouble.
Earlier I could easily push the brakes and hit the button to start the car, but since my last trip to the dealer I have noticed that pushing the clutch even a little off the complete range of motion a clutch can move results in my car turning ON (electrics) but not Starting (engine) .
Initially I blamed myself for hastiness and not pressing the clutch/brake all the way but seeing this happen so often, I began paying attention to how much i push the pedal and when I am off by even a bit that car coughs in an attempt to start and gives up.... so the car is ON (Power Is ON message) but not started. Takes a few tries of On-Off cycles by hitting the button and pushing the pedal to get it started.
I was curious if it is tied to the work at the dealership or the starter or something else (honda service bulletin 16-002).
I called the dealer who want me to bring it in and will fix it if its their fault but if not they will charge $200 which is ugh.
Also should I get it fixed or is it a minotr annoyance I can learn to live with that does not damage the car in the long/short term.
I am just going to go with a good old key on my next Honda
Thanks for any insight on the matter! Appreciate the time and efforts!