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#140 of 156 2013 EX-L knocking/rattle
Nov 12, 2012 (12:29 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 156 Re: 2013 EX-L knocking/rattle [szkrey1]
Nov 24, 2012 (7:48 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 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [thewizzzrd]
Mar 17, 2013 (12:50 pm)
Any updates here? I have the same issue from a Pilot purchaeed in July 2012.
#143 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [thewizzzrd]
Mar 26, 2013 (9:10 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 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [jphowell]
Mar 28, 2013 (1:43 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 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [keithjw48]
Mar 28, 2013 (1:47 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 156 tsb is out there May 1st 2013
May 04, 2013 (3:17 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 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [toiletduck]
May 07, 2013 (9:54 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.
#148 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [hack5]
May 14, 2013 (5:55 pm)
Just touching base to see if your issue was resolved and what was done to resolve it. If it was fixed, do you have any concerns that it was just a short term "band aid" to cover up a deeper more long term issue?
I am scheduled to have my power steering pump replaced on 05/17/13.
#149 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [jphowell]
May 14, 2013 (6:46 pm)
It seems to have worked. I'm not sure if it was a power steering pump but it was the long awaited fix specifically for this issue. Make sure your dealer is installing the approved fix which just came out. Don't have them doing a bunch of other stuff to try to fix it. Everybody has already been down that road and it didn't work.