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2019 Honda CRV.. wife just bought it brand new. 1st morning of owning it and it wouldn't start. Everything powers up as it should but starter doesn't engage. Flatbeds it to the dealership and ofcourse it doesn't have an issue there. She picks it up and drives it home. Day 2, i go out to start the CRV for her so i can see if it does it again. Foot on brake, push start button. Sure enough, everything powers up and starter does nothing. Turn switch off, back on, same thing. I do this roughly 10 times before it finally starts. Each time you can hear an audible "click" which I believe is either the starter solenoid or the starter itself trying to engage without success. What am i in for?
 

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2019 Honda CRV.. wife just bought it brand new. 1st morning of owning it and it wouldn't start. Everything powers up as it should but starter doesn't engage. Flatbeds it to the dealership and ofcourse it doesn't have an issue there. She picks it up and drives it home. Day 2, i go out to start the CRV for her so i can see if it does it again. Foot on brake, push start button. Sure enough, everything powers up and starter does nothing. Turn switch off, back on, same thing. I do this roughly 10 times before it finally starts. Each time you can hear an audible "click" which I believe is either the starter solenoid or the starter itself trying to engage without success. What am i in for?
The next time it happens, take a cell phone video, have it towed to the dealership again, and tell them to give you a loaner and work on the car until they've figured out the problem.
 

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I agree with others that it is likely just the battery.

Take it to the nearest auto parts store and have them test the electrical system. If the battery reads weak, then have the dealer replace it under warranty.
 

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As a mechanic myself, im highly doubting it's the battery. Especially considering it took 10 or so tries to actually start. Also after doing some research, it seems others with 15,16,18 and 18s have had the same problems. I'm sure the dealer will install a new battery but i think it'll just temporarily fix the issue if at all. I'll keep you posted.
 

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Very strange!

Is the car not quite in Park when you try to start it? Any other car fobs in car? Where is her fob?
 

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I bought a brand new 2018 touring about a month ago, got it home. Sat in driveway for about an hour, went out to start it, had same symtoms you said. Called the dealer, got the service manager on line, she said to try and jump start it. I had a portable jump start, hooked it up, it started right up. Took it straight to the dealer, they checked the battery, it had a bad cell from the factory. Replaced the batter, no more problems. The service manager said they have seen numerous battery problems lately with the new batteries.
 

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I bought a brand new 2018 touring about a month ago, got it home. Sat in driveway for about an hour, went out to start it, had same symtoms you said. Called the dealer, got the service manager on line, she said to try and jump start it. I had a portable jump start, hooked it up, it started right up. Took it straight to the dealer, they checked the battery, it had a bad cell from the factory. Replaced the batter, no more problems. The service manager said they have seen numerous battery problems lately with the new batteries.
Yep many of us have had our replaced under warranty.
 

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I bought a brand new 2018 touring about a month ago, got it home. Sat in driveway for about an hour, went out to start it, had same symtoms you said. Called the dealer, got the service manager on line, she said to try and jump start it. I had a portable jump start, hooked it up, it started right up. Took it straight to the dealer, they checked the battery, it had a bad cell from the factory. Replaced the batter, no more problems. The service manager said they have seen numerous battery problems lately with the new batteries.
Hopefully that stays the case! I'm doubtful there are that many batteries bad from the factory. From some complaints I've found elsewhere, others have reported up to 5 batteries in 2 years. Seems the battery is a band aid to the real solution
 

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Hopefully that stays the case! I'm doubtful there are that many batteries bad from the factory. From some complaints I've found elsewhere, others have reported up to 5 batteries in 2 years. Seems the battery is a band aid to the real solution
There are some bad batteries occasionally--I had a new Mercedes E Class, after a couple weeks, no start. Voltage read fine but it had a short only under load. No problems after a new battery for the three years I had it.
 

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There are some bad batteries occasionally--I had a new Mercedes E Class, after a couple weeks, no start. Voltage read fine but it had a short only under load. No problems after a new battery for the three years I had it.
I sold my 07 Mercedes SL Class (bought new) and got a 2018 CR-V. The MB still had the original 11 year old German battery, likely not typical. My wife's 2010 CR-V has had 3 batteries.
 

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Is it possible that you are not pressing hard enough on the brake pedal? Perhaps the brake pedal switch (that tells the computer the pedal is being depressed) is out of adjustment? Just a thought.
 

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Is it possible that you are not pressing hard enough on the brake pedal? Perhaps the brake pedal switch (that tells the computer the pedal is being depressed) is out of adjustment? Just a thought.
I mentioned it before. I think that's exactly what is happening. The vehicle is not registering that the brake pedal is engaged. It's either the users fault or a pedal out of adjustment as you mentioned.

I have it happen now and again, depending on how still the brake pedal is when I first try to start the vehicle. Many have had the same issue.
 

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I mentioned it before. ...
Sorry, I missed that! See it now.

When the engine is off, the brake pedal on this CR-V gets very "hard" unlike many previous vehicles we may have owned, the unfamiliarity may be an issue as well.
 

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It happened to me few times, not pressing the pedal hard enough to start and it just turned on so I turned it off so that I can start again. When you sent it to the dealer and they were able to start it so it's must be the way how you do it

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