Week three and still no warning light. It appears to be a software problem to me and Honda should do an update for free when in for normal service.
Just to update/follow up. I bring it to my dealer, and they able to reproduce the error. and the code is "B12C5". and they replaced the following parts 35881-TG7-A03 Switch Assembly and 7251A2 switch, engine start. Surely not due to the fob battery IF you have the same error.. have the dealer fixed it before your warranty went out.Glad mine still does. if not you will have to pay about 165.56$ (including labor)
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Hardware is physical, so it is prone to electrical and mechanical failure. Software is simply logic, so unless someone changes the software, it shouldn't be doing anything now that it didn't do to begin with.Ibjgh, good question. The fact that by depressing the brake pedal when shutting down the engine (until the H'(s) go down) make me think software not hardware (starter button). If it were solely hardware I could see an intermediate problem slowly getting worst but un-effected by depressing the brake pedal.
IMO, there is no excuse for this in a modern vehicle sold in winter climate zones. In my area, it is very common for people to rely on their vehicle to warm them up when parked with engine idling. If Honda can't provide that in a Ridgeline, it is time for new engineers....Also from new the heater does not provide any heat on idle in -20C (-19F) weather. Questioned dealer three years ago and last week.....same answer....aluminum block cools rapidly on idle and will not provide heat until around 2000 rpm...
You could have fixed the keyless start system problem yourself for a fraction of what the dealer charged.74,000 AND TWO MONTHS PAST 3 YR WARRANTY. "PROBLEM WITH KEYLESS START SYSTEM" showed up on dash. Remote start still worked but automatic locking feature quit. Then back up camera quit, the worked again, then quit again. Took to dealer and diagnosed stop/start button problem requiring replacement. Back up camera, wiring harness to camera had been cut, shorting and burning out camera requiring replacement of harness and camera. Cost approx $600. Canadian with labour plus another $400 for the start stop button. Not impressed!! Understand there may be a systemic problem with start/stop button and how does the harness to the back up camera get cut? Will be contacting HONDA CANADA.
Also from new the heater does not provide any heat on idle in -20C (-19F) weather. Questioned dealer three years ago and last week.....same answer....aluminum block cools rapidly on idle and will not provide heat until around 2000 rpm. Great for stop/go commuter traffic or even lengthy red lights
Would you mind saving me some time and sharing your contact? I had success getting a FULL refund once from Subaru USA....I spoke with Honda of America.