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
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2006 Honda Ridgeline 85,000 mi,
WHINING NOISE WHEN TURNING, ESPECIALLY WHEN JUST STARTING TO MOVE. DEALER REPLACED DIFFERENTIAL FLUID. HAS ONLY BEEN ONE DAY, SO FAR SO GOOD
2007 Honda Ridgeline 81,000 mi,
hearing a rattle when first starting up or taking turns when first moving
2008 Honda Ridgeline 53,000 mi,
Same symptoms as other posters. Whine from "back-end" when first turning.
2008 Honda Ridgeline 82,000 mi,
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.