Unusual Sound - 2018 Honda Clarity Forum
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Question Unusual Sound

I just got a 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Touring and have put about 550 miles on it. I am loving the car but there is one sound which I think I am hearing from the right front wheel that is concerning me. I start to hear it when I get up to 30 to 40 mph and when I am in EV mode. Haven't done much HV driving but the one time I did drive HV, it was still there but not as noticeable over the engine sound. It is a very dull, low volume "whomp-whomp" type sound that increases in frequency the faster you go. I don't feel any vibration in the steering wheel or unusual handling of the car in turns or going straight. In fact, I can take my hands off the wheel on a straight drive and car stays straight, no pulls to either side. Tried opening the passenger window to see if I could hear it better but it does not sound any louder plus the wind noise probably covers it up anyway. I guess it could be new tire sounds or just wind noise or just maybe the car runs so quiet that I am picking up on a normal sound that would not be noticeable otherwise. I am just concerned that it could also be the beginning of a bad front axle or bearing problem. Has anyone encountered a similar sound? Am I just hearing normal sounds of road noise because car is so quiet otherwise in EV mode?
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I just had the same thing when I took my car in for its first service. They said it was the bearings in the wheel. I fixed it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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That is what I am afraid it is in my car as well - bearings!!

How many miles did you have on the Clarity when you first noticed the sound?

Did you feel an vibration in the car or steering?

What did they do to fix the problem - replace the bearings?
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That is what I am afraid it is in my car as well - bearings!!

How many miles did you have on the Clarity when you first noticed the sound?

Did you feel an vibration in the car or steering?

What did they do to fix the problem - replace the bearings?

7,500 miles
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Replace the bearings.
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