Starter motor gear grind on cold starts
2011 Honda Accord 4 cylinder starter motor
I have read on several Honda owner sites of this starter motor gear grinding issue that I am now encountering with the advent of colder winter temperatures. It primarily occurs upon cold starts. At the next turn of the key, the starter motor engages normally and the engine starts. It has been suggested that the problem originates with the variable timing control (VTC). Honda claims to be working on a fix (three years running) and advises that in the mean time the issue will cause no harm (ha). Can anyone offer there views on this problem, and suggest a work around fix?