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#77 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [jayngee]
Jul 27, 2009 (4:32 pm)
Thanks for your reply, and there is no question about the drone being real. I called my dealer with the TSB number and described the noise, he did say he was not aware of any problem like that, but that he would check out the TSB and get back to me. Within a week I got a call, he said he had the parts and was ready to make me an appointment to have it fixed at no cost. Well, since the repair, which involved replacing both front speakers and a module under the dash, I have not heard any noise since and what a wonderful feeling that is.
#78 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [dickcdavis]
Jul 28, 2009 (9:07 am)
though we have been vidicated and relieved of the "drone," the only justice here is that the service was not charged to us. Otherwise I still feel Honda has gotten the better part of this deal by not issuing a report and taking responsibility. Though I will soon be in the market for a new car (89,000 miles since 2005,) I am annoyed enough to look elsewhere first. (My service center is absolved of any guilt here- except the guy who believed the imaginary sound was a woman thing)
#79 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [jayngee]
Aug 07, 2009 (9:54 am)
I bought my son's 2005 Accord Hybrid last year and began noticing the "drone" in a few months. Now in the summer it is unbearable! through the forum, I found out what it is, downloaded the Service bulletin and took it to the dealer. Luckily, they were able to hear it on a test drive. Estimate to fix $650! It's out of warranty- 46,000 and I just spent $400 for a new wiper motor. What was your mileage? Should I take it to general mechanic? Can't afford this fix, but can't stand to drive the car!
#80 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [lbrown53]
Aug 07, 2009 (2:11 pm)
I really don't remember the mileage, but since my complaints had already been on record since the second year, it was probably less or similar mileage to your car. I also had the extended warranty from the date of purchase, which you may not have since it is a used car. I might fight harder with Honda- try reaching out to the regional manager- it didn't help me beyond getting the service people to call me in, but it was before I found out about the service bulletin- that made the difference in the end- and the newly hired service person who took me seriously. Honestly, I really do love this car and so far only Honda has done all the service maintenance. Probably could save money elsewhere, but since it was one of the first hybrids out there and most mechanics didn't know much about them at the time, I figured if Honda broke it they'd be responsible to fix it. I'm close to 90,000 miles and other than normal maintenance, a new battery and tires, no other repairs. The annual maintenance at Honda costs plenty, $200-500, depending on mileage, but I'm sorry they discontinued the car. I even looked for another when my son needed a car, but there weren't any used for sale. If your car is anything like mine, you have plenty of miles to go, and the "drone" will drive you crazy- so I'd make a big stink to Honda regional first, but eventually I'd get it fixed.
#82 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [lbrown53]
Aug 16, 2009 (11:47 am)
Did you have any luck fixing your HAH? My '05 HAH has been making the similiar noise and when i brought it into the dealship the quoted me $650 to fix it as well and it's out of warranty. They told me I need a new Active Noise cancellation system put in. Did you find out if a local mechanic can fix something like this or if i should have the Honda dealership do it. I was hoping there was a recall on this issue since it's a huge known problem but I haven't found anything yet. Just curious what you did. My car is still at the dealership as I wanted to do research before I have them fix it since I can't really afford this either!!
#83 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [amyjt64]
Aug 17, 2009 (12:33 am)
as I noted earlier, I've only had Honda service work on my car. because it was one of the first hybrids out at the time, I thought it was safer to have someone trained on the car do the work. Even though hybrids are all over now and a local service guy may be perfectly capable of doing it, I have no advice for you. I've owned used cars before, and big money repairs are always a possibilty. If you've tried going up to honda regional to appeal for a break, and don't get one, you're just going to have to find a qualified person and pay them. I would never tell you to keep driving with the drone- it just got louder.
#84 of 131 Re: 2005 Honda Accord Harmonic Drone/Noise [dickcdavis]
Sep 23, 2009 (4:22 am)
I just bought a 2005 HAH and it has some kind of wierd vibration/humming/shuddering between 38-53 mph especially if I'm not accelerating. Also does it sometimes as the car slows to a stop. I've taken the car to 7 places... Honda says to replace the electronic motor mounts ($1700), AAMCO says transmission problems ($2,000-$4,000), and the rest of them just don't know. I'm going nuts... it isn't something you could just live with, but having just bought the car, I don't know who to trust, I don't have $2,000 to put into this, and no one is guaranteeing that they are right. Help!!!
#85 of 131 It's probably not tranny or motor mounts...
Sep 23, 2009 (4:58 am)
Please review the older posts (back to #60's) since quite a few people have had the same experience. Have your mechanic look up TSB-05-006- it is a service report on the problem. When my own Honda mechanic suggested we "try" changing the motor mounts, I did my own research, found the bulletin, and gave it to him. He ordered the part- #06390-sdr-307 "noise kit" and that finally solved the problem. Honda did not issue any service report for whatever their reasons, leaving the service depts. either unable or unwilling to address it. As with everything else in corporatized America, you have to be the smartest person between you and your money.
#86 of 131 Re: It's probably not tranny or motor mounts... [jayngee]
Oct 25, 2009 (4:24 pm)
Hi -- thanks for answering. I'm at my wit's end. I'm wondering if my problem is the same as all of these, though... my car is seriously shuddering if I'm backing off the gas between 38 and 55 mph, and also coming to a stop. It only does it when the car is warmed up, too -- which is why I didn't pick up on it when I test-drove the car. Do you think it's still this TSB-05-006 problem? I hope so, because I sure don't want to pay another $1,500 for motor mounts and find that's not the problem. The Honda dealer wouldn't guarantee it. I really appreciate your help!!!