My Honda Civic is almost three years old. I have never had any trouble with it, but the other day I drove out of the driveway a little fast and hear sort of a whizzing noise. Took it to the dealer and they said that is normal. I hate to disagree with them but I have never heard it before and he said it is probably because I have never driven in reverse real fast.
Hondas do use a spur (straight teeth) gear for reverse and it is normal for them to make a whirring or whizzing noise in reverse, more so at higher speeds.
Does your Civic have a manual transmission?
even the automatics do this. It’s normal. If you get it going fast enough it almost sounds like an old fashioned police siren
My family owns four Honda’s and they do make this noise in reverse at higher speeds (relatively high in reverse of course). I would say it’s definitely normal.
It’s normal. Most vehicles are not designed to be driven fast in reverse. For obvious reasons…it’s not a good idea.