In the field of nonparametric regression, the local linear M-estimator (LLM; Fan and Jiang 1999) is proposed to adjust for the unrobustness of the local linear estimator (LLE; Fan 1992, 1993). In practice, the LLM is often computed using Newton method together with an initial estimate produced by the LLE. However, by the unrobustness of the LLE, such initial estimate might be far from the global minimizer of M function. In this case, the Newton method might provide an incorrect solution for the LLM. To improve the drawback, a robust initial estimate for Newton method is proposed. Simulation results show that our robust initial estimate is useful when using Newton method to find a solution for the LLM.