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#297 of 309 Honda Odyssey drowning noise
Aug 16, 2010 (6:47 am)
I am experiencing the same problem with my 2003 Odyssey. I can almost guarantee that the problem is being caused by one of the oxygen sensors. One of the sensor is fowled and needs to be identified and replaced. To help in preventing reoccurrance, try sticking to one brand of fuel. This may be a challenge when going on long trips.
I am finding it hard to believe that the dealer diagnostic is not able to identify this problem.
#298 of 309 Re: Strange Droning Noise in 2010 EX-L [2010van]
Sep 01, 2010 (9:29 am)
I took my 07 Ody ExL to the dealer today for the front droning/humming noise at 40-70mhp. Dealer said The front wheel bearing goes bad and cost $350 to fix it. I call American Honda, they said that Front wheel bearing is covered by the powertrain warranty, which the dealer did even know, and I have to tell the dealer.
#299 of 309 Droning Noise Continues
Jul 05, 2011 (11:00 pm)
2010 EX with 12K. Loud, droning, resonating noise started around 3K. Sounds like a trombone. Happens between 2000 and 2500 RPM in all gears. It's sporadic. Only seems to happen when van has 5 passengers and it's hot outside. Drone pulses every 2 seconds, over and over again. EVO light on or off does not change sound. Vehicle seems to lag slightly with every drone. Not sure, but I think RPMs are higher at any given speed when it is stuck in drone mode as if tranny is slipping. Dealer can't find problem. Seems to doubt there is a problem. Of course, it won't drone for them because they won't put 5 people in it and drive it on a hot day. Sound is so loud it's difficult to talk over it. My kids beg me to drive them around in my rusty 1991 Econoline work van so they don't have to hold their hands over their ears in the Odyssey. That's a sad testimonial for Honda.
Any ideas since Honda dealer is no help at all?
#300 of 309 Train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX
Aug 09, 2011 (9:09 pm)
On a recent long drive, I noticed a train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX. Sound is not consistent and goes on/off at the same freeway speed. I've lowered the windows but sound is still there. Only happens at freeway speeds above 60. It looks like it's coming from the A pillar area-driver's side. Does anyone know what it is and/or causes it?
Here's the sound:
#301 of 309 Re: Train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX [hondaowner56]
Aug 10, 2011 (6:37 am)
.....out on a limb here. Since this is a 2000 I would think the 1st thing to investigate are your wheel bearings.
#302 of 309 Re: Train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX [hondaowner56]
Jul 21, 2012 (12:54 pm)
I know you posted this a year ago; however, I just watched your YouTube video & my 2000 Honda Odyssey makes that exact noise at high speeds. Were you ever able to figure out what it was? Thanks!
#303 of 309 Re: Train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX [jojocharlotte]
Jul 30, 2012 (5:21 pm)
No. The local Honda dealer wanted to charge me $150 (or $200) just to diagnose the problem. I figure fixing it (if they're able to) would probably cost more.
My mechanic (non-dealer) was not able to diagnose it either.
I decided to give up and replace the Ody with a new SUV.
Please try calling 1800 CAR TALK on Saturdays (Click and Clack... cartalk.com).
#304 of 309 Re: Train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX [hondaowner56]
Jul 31, 2012 (5:48 am)
Thanks for responding! Our mechanic said it may be a noise coming from the wheel bearing, but said the bearings are still good. I think we may just replace it too!
#305 of 309 Re: Train horn-like sound/noise emitted from my 2000 Honda Odyssey EX [jojocharlotte]
Jul 31, 2012 (6:42 am)
On a different token, just fyi when buying a new car that not all infotainment systems that come as standard or optional are the same.
My experience with Toyota left me with a 4 yr old useless technology that costs $2500+. (Case in point : gps that is disabled for data entry, even for the front passenger, while the vehicle is in motion)...
Lesson learned: spend sometime with the vehicle you like before buying it. If it means renting the vehicle for a couple of days, do so.
#306 of 309 Re: Strange Droning Noise in 2010 EX-L [2010van]
Aug 19, 2012 (12:24 am)
Have you found any solution ? I have the same symptoms in mine 09 EXL 45000 milage. Warries about transmition.