I have a 2000 CR-V EX automatic in the US. Over the past couple of
weeks it has had intermittent starting problems.
I turn the key and all the usual lights come on, but the engine does not
turn over - no starter noises and no other noises.
I try several more times over the space of about a minute, and
eventually the engine starts fine.
Sometimes, I hold the key all the way over in the start position and
jiggle the key vigorously, and the engine starts.
Another time, I took the key out, turned it over, reinserted it, and the
Most of the time, the engine had been running recently. It had been off
for about a minute, to maybe 30 minutes, when the engine would not start.
One time, the engine had been off overnight, and was cold, and it did
This happens about 10% of the time I try to start the car.
I checked the battery with a simple voltmeter, and it was around 13 to
There were several Honda recalls regrading faulty ignition switches,
where worn parts of the switch would cause a running engine to stop
running - not quite like my problem. I called Honda, and they said that
none of the recalls applied to my car.
Anybody have any ideas?
I bought a starter switch, which attaches to the back of the lock
cylinder assembly, but it looks like a stinker to replace. Besides,
since the problem is intermittent, I do not really know where the
problem actually is.
Thanks for any ideas!