Tire noise, soon won't be able to hear kids screaming in the back seat!

honda
tires
pilot

#1

I recently (March 2009) bought a 2004 Honda Pilot from a Honda Dealer. About 2 months ago we started noticing noise from the rear tires. Took it to the dealer and their service guys said “tires are feathered”. Got struts and alignment checked and a new set of tires. It’s worse!! The noise occurs when driving straight and when turning to the right - noise stops if turn slightly to the left.

What’s the deal? I figure the noise got worse because of the tires, but why is it there in the first place?


#2

This could be the wheel bearings. The front wheel bearings went bad on my 2000 Blazer were bad after I had 4 new tires put on it. For a few months, I assumed it was the new tires. The pitch and volume of the sound would change when the steering was turned off-center (i.e. changing lanes).

Ed B.


#3

Have them change the rear differential fluid. these differentials have history of making noise when the diff fluid breaks down.

Tester


#4

Thanks Ed. I’m going up to the dealership tomorrow. I’ll ask them to take a look.
Bob


#5

Thanks. I’ll get them to check it.
Bob


#6

I know that CR-Vs are very prone to rear differential problems resulting from the need to change the diff fluid. Are Pilots prone to this also?


#7

When considering purchasing the vehicle…the problem did not come up in anything I read.