Noise and Judder on Turns From Rear Axle on Honda Pilot

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: 101,973 (42,000–165,000)
9 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
29 people reported this problem
14 people shared problem details
2003 Honda Pilot103,500
whining growling sound from rear differential when turning. going to try changing fluid. keep you posted
loud hum in rear when turning
2006 Honda Pilot132,000
Rumbling sound from rear end when turning right. Generally after the car has sit for a little while and worse when the weather is very cold. The noise is inconsistent and after he car warms up the sound for the most part goes away. Had VTM-4 fluid changed but it made no difference to the sounds coming from the rear end.
2006 Honda Pilot81,000
I read on this site about this specific issue with my Honda Pilot. I had the same groaning and judder problem sounding like it was coming from the rear of the vehicle. As wS suggested. I had the rear transfer case fluid emptied, flushed, and filled with new People Honda VTM 4? Fluid and the problem was solved. No more problem with that since then. Thank you very much.
2011 Honda Pilot42,000
At low speeds there's a thump sound under the rear axel. The dealer can't figure it out at all.
2004 Honda Pilot98,000
I experienced a noise and judder. We had transmission fluid drained and replaced and it fixed the problem, thank goodness. We were told by a Honda Service guy that it sounds like the transmission was going out. I called another Honda dealership and the guy suggested we drain the fluid and replace it with Honda transmission fluid and see if that takes care of it, as that is what they would try first. Was happy the guy gave me this info and saved us $$.
2009 Honda Pilot95,000
same had it before and they changed the differential fluid balanced tires and realignment and it went away now it's back I may be out of line or need more diff fluid
no breaks its like antilock brakes are on roads are dry going down hill Honda said no every check out ok don't trust this dealer brake light was out they said it was ok had to get repair man and show him after 3 times in shop Honda of Scranton pa.
2009 Honda Pilot44,000
Squeak in rear when turning.
2006 Honda Pilot81,000
Same groaning and shudder from stop to start at slow speed when turning.
2004 Honda Pilot110,000
replaced rear dif fluid and noise went away.
2004 Honda Pilot135,000
Front axle for both side needed to be replaced. The truck was shaking during acceleration.
2009 Honda Pilot99,000
like grind noise coming from rear - most noticeable while sitting in passagers seat
2003 Honda Pilot136,000
noise and judder on turns due to differential
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