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#1532 of 1618 Re: Body Flex Noises (2011 Accord EX V6 6 spd. Coupe) [hondalova]
Jan 09, 2012 (1:29 am)
I'm about 1.5 years into a three year lease on my 2010 Accord LX sedan. I've encountered similar noises from the rear trunk/cargo area or parcel shelf from time to time. Sometimes I don't hear any sounds for days, other times I start hearing the sound as soon as I back my car out for 2-3 feet. It's a ticking, tapping, clickety clacking sound. I didn't have the dealer do a complete teardown and investigation yet, but I agree with you - this is maddening for a Honda, let alone one that is relatively new. I may buy the car at the end of the lease, but after this sound and various interior creaks, I'm not so sure.
#1533 of 1618 2009 EXL 4cyl 5M engine whine
Mar 31, 2012 (4:54 pm)
I bought a one owner Accord with 37K miles last Nov. The car has a faint and constant whine that is more noticable at take offs and more than idle speed RPM. Above 30-40 miles, you can't hear it. It has nothing to do with transmission in any gear. When I test drove the car, I did not hear the noise. I never test drive a car with radio on or windows down.
I checked the power steering fuid level and it is full. Does anyone have any idea what this whine is coming from. It almost sounds like power steering pump, alternator, or water pump.
#1534 of 1618 Re: 2009 EXL 4cyl 5M engine whine [jodar96]
Mar 31, 2012 (5:09 pm)
My 04 4cyl Accord has a faint whine as does my 4cyl Tacoma pickup. Both have timing chains, not belts. Although I can't prove that the chain is the source of the noise, that's what I'm suspecting is causing the whine.
#1535 of 1618 Re: 2009 EXL 4cyl 5M engine whine [jodar96]
Apr 03, 2012 (10:28 am)
I have an '05 4 cylinder with a manual trans. I purchased the car new and noticed the whine when I hit the interstate. I have always assumed that it was the gearing. It is a high pitched whine. I also have a timing chain.
#1536 of 1618 How much for b1 service for 2011 Accord SE with 17.5k mi
Apr 19, 2012 (9:15 am)
I got a service reminder yesterday. Any one knows how much this B1 service costs for a 1 year old 2011 Accord with 17.5k mi on it.
WHen I checked some forums online- the prices paid ranged from $67 to $489- this is the reason I ask.
#1537 of 1618 Re: How much for b1 service for 2011 Accord SE with 17.5k mi [hkm]
Apr 19, 2012 (2:58 pm)
Does your Accord manual state that you need to do this B1 service? Follow the manual's schedule and save your money. Dealers seem to dream up numerous unnecessary services that Honda doesn't require.
#1538 of 1618 Re: Body Flex Noises (2011 Accord EX V6 6 spd. Coupe) [hondalova]
May 09, 2012 (11:24 am)
Refer your dealer to TSB 10-080 (Creaking)
My 2011 Accord EX-L Coupe at 14,500 miles developed a body flex noise that was driving me crazy. I have to take 12 left turns and 12 right turns a day going in and out of a six story parking deck, so at least 24 times a day that noise was grinding on my last nerves.
I just got my Coupe back from the dealer today after they did the repairs listed under the TSB and the noise is finally GONE!
#1539 of 1618 Re: Body Flex Noises (2011 Accord EX V6 6 spd. Coupe) [carymatt]
May 10, 2012 (12:49 am)
What was the nature of the TSB? Does it effect only coupes?
#1540 of 1618 Noises and Squeaks
May 17, 2012 (6:01 pm)
Okay, when last we left our superhero he ws dealing with package shelf and headliner rattles as well as poor gas mileage. Dealer has been very willing to listen and take a run at repairing squeaks and rattles. So far we've fixed the package shelf rattle (tied to some holding clamps related to the rear shelf). I also found that the cross-brace rods under the shelf make a metallic flex squeak unles they're fully inserted in their mounts. Best to shake them a little (gently) back and forth to work them in.
However, I continue to have headliner noises above the passenger seat (dealer has stuffed felt tape in 1/2 a dozen different places - better each time but not a total elimination). My brake pedal still squeaks - they had fixed that by replacing the pistion assembly where it meets the master cylinder but it came back about 6000 miles later. This time they lubed it and it came back about 60 miles later but seems to have lessened a little since then.
My last and latest problem is that I keep getting a "cush" sound from the rear of the car. Dealer is convinced it is related to rear package shelf assembly, but I stilll think its more suspension related. Whenever I go over a soft bump I hear a "cush" sound as the suspension travels and settles. Tends to happen most under 45 degrees outside - almost not at all above 50 degrees.
Now my son tells me my cyclops light is out. I'm so freakin' tired of going to the dealer and I don't want to call Honda of America b/c all they'll do is dump on the dealer. Despite their limited success in fixing these problems, I do believe they are trying hard and don't want to cause problems for them or anger them.
Any suggestions or ideas?
#1541 of 1618 Re: Body Flex Noises (2011 Accord EX V6 6 spd. Coupe) [dpmeersman]
May 18, 2012 (4:28 am)
Follow the above link for a copy of TSB 10-080. Affects all Accords -- Sedans and Coupes. There are five pages of places listed where your creaking may be coming from.
PS: I spoke too soon. My creaking came back after being silent for two weeks, so my dealer agreed go over the car again.
I still don't creak when going straight or on bumpy roads now. My creaking seems to be confined to right turns at speed (a 90% turn from one road onto another).
It still seems to come from the same area a before, but before they did repairs I would also get the sound when making left turns, so I'm wondering if when they fixed one spot another is starting to flex.