I have a 2013 Honda Accord 2.4L with only 35,000 miles. About a month and a half ago, I started experiencing an intermittent starting problem with the push start button. When I depress the brake pedal and push the start button, all of my “normal” dash lights come on as if I put it in Axillary mode and I hear one CLICK, but the engine does not turn over. While this does not happen all the time, it happens more than it starting on the first try. When this happens, it can take between 2-6 tries before it finally starts. I found Honda Service Bulletin 16-002; however, that is ONLY for V6 models.
I replaced the battery, but the issue is still ongoing. I had the alternator and starter both tested by numerous places and both are testing good. I asked the dealership if it could be the switch behind the brake pedal and they told me I could self-diagnose if that is the issue by attempting to put the car into gear when this happens. If the gear shift moves, than the brake switch is not bad. Of course, it shifted without issue.
I am not about to dump $600+ into replacing parts that have tested good on a number of occasions, so I’m in search of anyone else that may have had this same issue with successful repair results? TIA!