Noise and judder can develop from the rear axle due to differential fluid breakdown. Replacing the fluid will commonly correct this issue.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Pilot Noise and Judder on Turns Due to Differential Fluid Breakdown
Honda Pilot Problem
Average Mileage: 106,722 mi (50,000 mi - 152,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Honda Pilot, 98,000 mi
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 $$.
loud hum in rear when turning
Visitor, 2003 Honda Pilot, 103,500 mi
whining growling sound from rear differential when turning. going to try changing fluid. keep you posted
Visitor, 2009 Honda Pilot, 99,000 mi
like grind noise coming from rear - most noticeable while sitting in passagers seat
Visitor, 2003 Honda Pilot, 136,000 mi
noise and judder on turns due to differential