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: 95,654 (12,000–165,000)
10 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
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2003 Honda Pilot 103,500 mi,
whining growling sound from rear differential when turning. going to try changing fluid. keep you posted
2006 Honda Pilot 132,000 mi,
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.
loud hum in rear when turning
2006 Honda Pilot 81,000 mi,
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 Pilot 42,000 mi,
At low speeds there's a thump sound under the rear axel. The dealer can't figure it out at all.
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 $$.
2015 Honda Pilot 14,899 mi,
Tool icon came on with a code of b16
I have had this car for just over two years and no noise now all of a sudden a shudder when going and a scrapping noise when turning. Mechanic checked it out on life and there is a knocking noise when he moved the wheels and the same noise when moving the differential case. Checked fluid and it's low. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow. vehicle has 72,000 miles.
2009 Honda Pilot 95,000 mi,
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 Pilot 44,000 mi,
Squeak in rear when turning.
2006 Honda Pilot 81,000 mi,
Same groaning and shudder from stop to start at slow speed when turning.
2004 Honda Pilot 110,000 mi,
replaced rear dif fluid and noise went away.
2004 Honda Pilot 135,000 mi,
Front axle for both side needed to be replaced. The truck was shaking during acceleration.
2009 Honda Pilot 99,000 mi,
like grind noise coming from rear - most noticeable while sitting in passagers seat
2003 Honda Pilot 136,000 mi,
noise and judder on turns due to differential