2012 Honda Pilot No Crank No Start – FOW 06-23-20
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2012 Honda Pilot EX 3.5 V6
2011 Honda Pilot, 2013 Honda Pilot
The vehicle came in as a no crank, no start scenario.
After verifying the battery was fully charged and passed a load test, the next step was accessing the starter, where no signal/voltage to the starter motor solenoid was found. When the engine is cranked, there is power at the STS Fuse to indicate the ignition switch is working. The wires were traced to both starter cut relays, and starter cut relay 1 is mounted on the under-dash fuse box. Starter cut relay 1 closed in Park and neutral and powered Fuse 23 which tested good. The other relay, starter cut relay 2, is hard to see and needs the fuse box removed in order to access it because it is on a double relay holder mounted to the firewall. That relay was not closing when power and ground were applied to the relay coil, which indicated it was faulty.
Replacing the starter cut relay 2.