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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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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 the noise what was it
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I have a 2020 passport exl and upon pressing the accelerator, I hear a tapping noise somewhere around the engine. If it just sits idling I do not hear it. I only hear it when I push the gas pedal and the Rpms are over 1500. Took it to 2 different dealerships with no fix. They hear the noise but have no clue what it is. It kind of sounds like lifters tapping.I noticed it after my first oil change.
 

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I have a 2020 passport exl and upon pressing the accelerator, I hear a tapping noise somewhere around the engine. If it just sits idling I do not hear it. I only hear it when I push the gas pedal and the Rpms are over 1500. Took it to 2 different dealerships with no fix. They hear the noise but have no clue what it is. It kind of sounds like lifters tapping.I noticed it after my first oil change.
I had that issue with my Ridgeline, a big reason why I got rid of it. My Passport makes that noise as well in the same spots at the same RPM's. It's just much more muted in the Passport. I'm gonna call it normal. There was a post on the Ridgeline forum that someone had bearing caps (crank related) replaced and that solved the issue. I've been researching the issue since 2016 and that's the only resolution I've read of. There were videos on youtube of it occurring in MDX's quite badly but it's an intermittent issue. I contacted the MDX owner and asked if the issue was ever resolved and he ended up selling the MDX. I've had nothing but Hondas since 2002 and it was easy to get 10 years but lately my 2015 CRV Touring needed a CVT replacement and my 14 Accord V6 has a failing starter which is a 1k job. I love the Passport and wanted to give it a try as it checks so many boxes and is a great value and so far I am pleased (it did have a diff leak when brand new that I fixed myself) but I purchased a RAV4 a few weeks ago and I'll likely go in that direction going forward. I miss the Japan built Hondas of the 80's and 90's.
 

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Mine is in the dealership right now -- a 2019 Passport with 10,000 miles. It's been in there for several weeks now, with no solution in sight. They did provide me with a paid rental loaner car, but it's very frustrating to me that they have no proposed resolution. They are supposedly waiting on the "tech line" in California to provide guidance. I have several audio recordings of the sounds, but I'm not able to upload MPEG-4 audio files on here. I'm certain that these sounds were not present when the vehicle was new. They gradually developed over months of driving. Sad to say that as a loyal Honda buyer for many years (numerous CR-Vs over the years), this Passport may be my last Honda purchase. I'm extremely disappointed.
 
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