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Intermittent starting problems in 2009 CRV

Just bought my 2009 CRV and already have been noticing some weird issues. First problem is that a couple times when I tried to start my car it made a grinding noise and would not start, but then would crank the second time. Since then, it has cranked every time, but it is odd because every other time I start it, it seems I am having to crank the key further to get the engine to turn over. Then sometimes when it does start it makes a high wine, and other times it starts normal. I have also been noticing for a while that it seems when I let off the accellerator the car just completley loses power and is wanting to downshift all the time. I know Honda has grade logic in its transmissions, but I thought it was only supposed to do that going down hills or slopes. It will also when i first begin my trip in the car shift sluggishly the first time, then seems to shift normally after that. Also when I accelerate up to about 45mph I am noticing a high pitched wine. I have been told that a lot of these symptoms has to do with the break-in of the car, but i'm pretty sure a bran new car should not be doing these things. If anyone has any suggesstions I would greatly appreciate it!

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Being a brand new vehicle with full warranty, take it back to the dealer and make them fix it. If there is more than one dealer for your vehicle you can go to go to a different shop than the one you have been going. They save money if they can get you to keep it out of the shop till it is out of warranty that's just business. Make them do the warranty repair.

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