My son drives a 2007 Honda Accord with ~75K miles. He had surgery on his ankle and and has not been able to drive for 8 weeks, so his car has been sitting while recovering (he did start it once in the intervening time but did not drive it). He took it out today for the first time since removal of his cast, and he said that the clutch sounds like it’s “creaking” and more difficult to press when pushed in all the way. He held his phone next to it so I could hear it (he lives in another state) and “creaking” is the best term I can use to describe it.
Unfortunately this being a Sunday, every place near him that will work on a clutch/transmission is closed, and he needs to be able to drive to work tomorrow. I called an auto parts store near me and described the situation, and the fellow there said it could be that rust built up on the clutch flywheel while sitting unused all that time, and that use will wear it off.
Since the clutch was having no issues before this, it sounds plausible, but wanted to get some other views.