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Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this problem. Under medium acceleration, I can hear a mettalic buzzing noise. It sounds like a loose heat sheild on a muffler or converter rattling. I took it to the local dealer and they said there was definitely something wrong.They had it for 3 day and said they though it was a bad rear differential. They contacated the Honda engineers and were waiting on them to send some type of fix. So far they have tightend up some suspension parts and changed the diff oil. The dealer said they are waiting on further guidance from Honda. Its been 2 weeks. Anyone else having rear diff problems???
 

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Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this problem. Under medium acceleration, I can hear a mettalic buzzing noise. It sounds like a loose heat sheild on a muffler or converter rattling. I took it to the local dealer and they said there was definitely something wrong.They had it for 3 day and said they though it was a bad rear differential. They contacated the Honda engineers and were waiting on them to send some type of fix. So far they have tightend up some suspension parts and changed the diff oil. The dealer said they are waiting on further guidance from Honda. Its been 2 weeks. Anyone else having rear diff problems???
Did the dealer give you a free loaner?
 

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Thought I would put in an update. They changed the transfer assy, which is the middle 3rd of the rear differential. It was in the shop for 11 business days for that repair. Noise was gone for about 2000 miles, but it came back. Dealer showed me the oil from the diff and it was dark ,burnt, and had metal particles in it. The Passport has been in the shop for 18 business days this time and they are telling me the they are waiting for Honda Tech to advise them on how to proceed. It obviously a bad transfer assy again, so lets just change the whole diff and be done with it. At least thats what my simple mind says. At any rate the law in the state I live in has a 30 business days in the shop and its considered a Lemon. So, on Monday my Passport will officially be a Lemon and I intend to have Honda buy it back. Its kinda sad. I was so excited about the new Passport, but its been a real let down from the very start. Hate to say it, but the Hondas that are made in the U.S. just don't have the quality of the Hondas made in Japan..... at least thats what I have experienced.
 

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It is truly an unfortunate owner outcome for a brand known for its historical reliability. Let's all hope this is a very unusual anomaly in the PP line.
 

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Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this problem. Under medium acceleration, I can hear a mettalic buzzing noise. It sounds like a loose heat sheild on a muffler or converter rattling. I took it to the local dealer and they said there was definitely something wrong.They had it for 3 day and said they though it was a bad rear differential. They contacated the Honda engineers and were waiting on them to send some type of fix. So far they have tightend up some suspension parts and changed the diff oil. The dealer said they are waiting on further guidance from Honda. Its been 2 weeks. Anyone else having rear diff problems???
Yes I have can you tell me how you made out
 

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Thought I would put in an update. They changed the transfer assy, which is the middle 3rd of the rear differential. It was in the shop for 11 business days for that repair. Noise was gone for about 2000 miles, but it came back. Dealer showed me the oil from the diff and it was dark ,burnt, and had metal particles in it. The Passport has been in the shop for 18 business days this time and they are telling me the they are waiting for Honda Tech to advise them on how to proceed. It obviously a bad transfer assy again, so lets just change the whole diff and be done with it. At least thats what my simple mind says. At any rate the law in the state I live in has a 30 business days in the shop and its considered a Lemon. So, on Monday my Passport will officially be a Lemon and I intend to have Honda buy it back. Its kinda sad. I was so excited about the new Passport, but its been a real let down from the very start. Hate to say it, but the Hondas that are made in the U.S. just don't have the quality of the Hondas made in Japan..... at least thats what I have experienced.
My honda had same problem, you only heard the noise at slow acceleration. It sounded like it was in drivers rear door. The dealer replaced door after damaging door skin trying to fix it. I was livid. Noise didn’t go away. After I laying in back seat with my wife driving I opened door and could hear and feel vibration and noise coming from lower door frame where door latch is located. Seems it was coming from rear axle. After over 30 days and no fix the dealer did the right thing and replaced vehicle with new one. Total hassle like you wouldn’t believe, but good news is new vehicle has 10000 miles with no complaints. I was lucky to get replacement but it came at a price. I had to bitch and complain until they finally had enough and replaced vehicle. Later I saw same car for sale on used lot?? I don’t want to reveal the dealer because in the end they did right by replacing vehicle.
 

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I have this on my 2020 Ex-L. Upon slow accelerating, I hear a metallic click sound. My car is not an all wheel drive and I definitely hear it from the front. Any ideas?
 
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