I have a problem with my 2011 Honda Odyssey intermittently failing to start. You turn the key and there are no sounds, but all dash lights come on, radio, etc. It started several years ago, but then it happened only a few times and then would start within 10 minutes. This winter it started happening more and more frequently and sometimes would take 2 hours to start. We took it to the dealer and they replaced the starter, but the problem continues to happen. We had maybe 2 weeks after the starter was replaced where it started every time, but now seems to be back to acting up frequently.
Some items of note:
It has never happened first thing in the morning. It seems to happen while running errands, or on a long trip and you stop for gas/coffee. Then it happened this weekend after the car had been parked for 1-2 hours.
The battery has been checked and is showing a full charge.
The car has 75k miles.
Shifting the car into neutral, reverse, etc. does not cause the car to start. Same with shaking steering wheel column, moving the steering wheel, or jiggling the key.
We have tried different keys (although, never the valet key)
It has happened in warm and cold weather
Dealer tried to blame remote start, but it happened before the remote start was installed, so don’t think this is the problem.
Calling the tow truck seems to get the car to start every time.
I took it to an independent shop after the dealer was unable to fix the problem. They weren’t able to diagnose the problem, because they couldn’t replicate the problem. I don’t want to replace the car, nor do I want to just start replacing things and hoping we hit on the problem.
Any thoughts? Ideas to request someone check?