Honda Fit, 2015, with 28000 miles. Warranty expired Dec 2017. In October it started grinding with a cold start, but not always. Including the 2 days in Oct when I left it at the dealers. Intermittent grinding since then. Fast forward to May, 2018. Still grinding. Starter totally fails and is replaced. Next day, starter grinds (sounds like car us already on). Back to dealer who diagnoses actuator, covered under drive train warranty.
Question: dealer says starter failed on its own, no connection with the bad actuator. True? Possible?