Honda Element Problem Report

Honda Element Groaning Noise on Turns Due to Differential Fluid Breakdown

(33 reports)

On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally correct this concern.

same problem, groaning noise -
Groaning noise when turning -
Noise in front and back but dealer claims they have tested and found nothing! -
Loud grinding noise when turning left or right...mostly right hard turns...change differential fluid myself and it stopped for about 3 or 4 days...then it started up again. Will drain the differential Dual Pump II fluid again and add another qt. -
Makes noise during sharper turns. Today Honda suggested new differential fluid. -
My dealer changed the rear differential fluid, that fixed it but is only a short term solution. -
Groaning noise when turning at low speeds -
squeaking/groaning noise at low speeds and on turns. Mechanic changed out the differential fluid seems to have fixed the problem... well mostly still happens some but very infrequently and not as loud. -
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