Car: 2012 1.8 5 door,White Orchid
Join Date: 7th July 2012
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I've never had that problem with the 9g or any of my previous Hondas, unless the battery was approaching end of life. Even then the starter motor would only need 3 seconds to start the car (if the car was parked outside overnight in the cold). However I read somewhere it was a good idea to leave the key in the on position for a 2- 3 seconds to prime the fuel pump first, then start normally (this is a good idea for any make of car). By the way, next time you have the issue, see if there is a green immobiliser key flashing on the dash.