Double Check Where Honda Noise Is Coming From

Aug. 28, 2023
This bulletin applies to 2016-2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Ridgeline vehicles.

This bulletin applies to 2016-2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Ridgeline vehicles. Loose bulkhead cover latches and strikers can cause a grinding, rattle, flutter, buzz and/or vibration from the front of the vehicle when lightly accelerating with engine speed under 2000 rpm.

This can also happen when shifting and may be mistaken for a torque converter shudder. Before diving into heavy troubleshooting, remove the front bulkhead cover and test drive the vehicle.

If you don’t hear the noise or feel the vibration with the bulkhead cover off, replacing the plastic pin latches and strikers should take care of the issue.

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