I am long time forum reader but this is my first post in this forum. I purchased a 2013 Accord V6 EX-L couple of weeks ago and am noticing a slight fluttering noise as soon as I cross 60-65 miles/hr. This is very slight noise which is tough to hear if the music is on at a decent volume. The noise seems to go away if I put the car in "S"(Sport) mode.
I have taken it back to the dealer and they have confirmed the noise. They have tried various things and they think that they have narrowed it down to the noise cancellation in the VCM(variable cyclinder management). Dealer has also opened a service ticket with Honda and are waiting for Honda to get back to them. I have another appt next week because according to the dealer most of the Honda guys were out for the vacation and they wanted to spend dedicated time with the car.
Has anyone run into a similar issue with their car.
2013 Honda Accord V6 EX-L
Hi obelix - I too am having a similar issue with our EX-L V6 Sedan. Although, I would say ours is easier to hear. Seems to be most noticeable between 60 and 70 - and occurs when the speedometer ring goes bright green. I tried to capture it on video, although it is tough to hear with the road noise. If I release the gas pedal, it immediately stops. It happens with and without Eco mode on, with and without Cruise on, and in D and S (although less obvious in S).
I went on a test drive with a service tech a couple of weeks ago on a very windy day, and he was able to hear it. He contacted Honda and they told him they were not aware of any similar issues. We are dropping it off with them on Monday for a more thorough look.
I'm interested since my sister's 2008 Honda Civic is having a similar issue, she can't even tell since she's pretty clueless about cars, but I was able to hear it as soon as I took the car up to about 60 MPH, I could not see anything obviously loose under the hood......
does it sound like it's interior? i have an interior noise that sound similar to that but usually around city speeds. i'm just waiting for service bulletins before i dive into tearing my own car apart.
It's sounds very similar to my issue. I am not 100% sure because I had to listen to the video multiple times but the overall symptoms look exactly the same.
My dealer has opened a service request with Honda and I am going to drop the car at the dealer on Tuesday. I also talked head technician and he said based on his experience it sounds like it is related to VCM but he needs to do more tests.
Keep me posted if you get any updates and I will do the same.
Dealer just informed me that they worked with Honda to do multiple tests and were not able to get a fix. Honda is not acknowledging the defect yet but the dealer is very confident that this has to do with the VCM and noise comes when the engine switches to 3 cylinders. Dealer also told me that Honda is coming with a software update but did not know what the update was about.
Its pretty disappointing and I am hoping Pittpanther gets a better update.I expected better from Honda