Noise and Judder on Turns From Rear Axle on Honda Ridgeline

Noise and judder can develop from the rear axle due to differential fluid breakdown. Replacing the fluid will commonly correct this issue.

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Average mileage: 89,525 (39,000–165,000)
5 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010
13 people reported this problem
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WHINING NOISE WHEN TURNING, ESPECIALLY WHEN JUST STARTING TO MOVE. DEALER REPLACED DIFFERENTIAL FLUID. HAS ONLY BEEN ONE DAY, SO FAR SO GOOD
hearing a rattle when first starting up or taking turns when first moving
Same symptoms as other posters. Whine from "back-end" when first turning.
all fluids replaced at maintenance minder interval of 40,000. At 61,000 noise reported, fluid replaced twice and deemed ok - now noise is back and am told rear differential needs treplacing - Yikes.
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