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#138 of 154 Honda Pilot Sloshing Sound
Nov 10, 2012 (4:20 pm)
I have a 2009 Honda Pilot. In the past month, I notice a sloshing sound when making turns or curves. It sounds like a half-filled bottle being turned upside down. The noise sounds to me like it's coming from the interior center console area. I took the vehicle to the dealer. The mechanic also heard the noise when he drove it. He says it is not from the gas tank, but thought it sounded as if it was coming from the roof or interior passenger side second row area. He checked the A/C drains and they were clear. They seem to think the problem might be a clogged sunroof drain and want to remove the interior roof to access those drains and check.
Before I let them do that, I was hoping someone might have some thoughts or ideas as to what the casue could be. Again, I only hear this sloshing noise when I make turns and not everytime, it's only been happening the past month or so, there is no wetness or moisture anywhere on the interior of the vehicle. The only thing thats different the past month is that I've benn running the heater when needed, but i don't smell antifreeze. I feel the noise is coming from the interior center console area but the mechanic thinks its coming from above as in the roof area. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated!
#140 of 154 2013 EX-L knocking/rattle
Nov 12, 2012 (1:29 pm)
just leased a brand new 2013 EX-L. 250 miles on it, and it makes a loud thump/knock when put into reverse to back out of drive way. Also, makes a sort of rattle sometimes when turning or when first getting onto the street from our driveway.
#141 of 154 Re: 2013 EX-L knocking/rattle [szkrey1]
Nov 24, 2012 (8:48 pm)
I've had that happen to me on my '06, but mostly after some heavy off-roading. A stone sometimes makes its way into the inside of one of the coil springs on the suspension and will get caught between the coil and pop out (causing the thump sound).
Easiest way to check this is just pull onto a flat surface and jack each spot up and remove the tire to see. If there is one in there then with the suspension expanded due to jacking you can just remove the stone.
#142 of 154 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [thewizzzrd]
Mar 17, 2013 (1:50 pm)
Any updates here? I have the same issue from a Pilot purchaeed in July 2012.
#143 of 154 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [thewizzzrd]
Mar 26, 2013 (10:10 am)
If Honda has not fixed yet, there is a simple do it yourself fix to the problem. The vibration, which I have ELIMINATED, is being transmitted to the vehicle's frame through the bracket that commonly holds both reservoirs for the power steering pump fluid and radiator overflow.
Go to Home Depot and purchase 2 flat rubber washer or o-ring. Find them in the sprinkler department. Lift up and out the radiator reservoir put off to side and loosen the 2 bracket bolts. Removing one bolt at a time, slip a rubber washer or o-ring between the metal bracket and the car's body/frame and reinsert mounting bolt loosely so that you can do put washer behind the bracket in second location. Tighten down and reinsert radiator overflow.
#144 of 154 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [jphowell]
Mar 28, 2013 (2:43 pm)
no updates. sorry for the late reply. i didnt have any complaints in the winter time since i just turn ac off. now that is getting warmer well see. i may have to follow what other says regarding bracket from home depot.
#145 of 154 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [keithjw48]
Mar 28, 2013 (2:47 pm)
thanks will try that in the next few months when its warmer. in the winter time i just turn ac off. and defrost mode window and feet so the compressor was not on.
#146 of 154 tsb is out there May 1st 2013
May 04, 2013 (4:17 pm)
there is a fix for this. contact your dealer. they will order the parts for you. and in 2 days youll have it fix. no more humming, groaning sound. just the normal AC sound. .I just had mine fix today. it took them over 2 hours.
#147 of 154 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [toiletduck]
May 07, 2013 (10:54 am)
There is a fix that just came out from Honda. I'm bringing my 2012 Pilot Touring in on 5/8. I'll report back on if it solved the problem that I've had for over 1 year. I was almost ready to try to sell it.