Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hear humming sound while turning

asked by on

I hear a humming sound while turning at low speeds.

Hi. Your symptoms have many potential causes. However, Honda and Acura SUVs have been known to produce a humming sound during low speed turning due to worn differential fluid. Acura refers to the differential system in your vehicle as Variable Torque Management 4x4 (VTM-4). This system uses a control module to engage and disengage clutches in the differential assembly. Noise occurs when the fluid is contaminated by clutch wear, condensation or both. Technical service bulletin (TSB) 04-023 addresses this concern and says to replace the fluid. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to listen to your vehicle’s noise and diagnose it firsthand.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hear humming sound while turning

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Steering lock malfunction and key wont turn in ignition.

Your key could be stuck for several reasons. Since the steering wheel moves, it's not the steering lock. The first thing to attempt, is to use an electrical cleaner or air duster to remove any debris that may be stuck...

Q: Noise on the right side tire ( suspension )

You likely have a loose sway bar link or a loose ball joint. A simple front end inspection by a professional should determine what the the problem is. If you need help with this, a certified technician from YourMechanic can...

Q: Humming noise in rear while driving

A humming noise is typically caused by loose exhaust components or possibly road debris that was run over and caught in the undercarriage of the vehicle. A test drive of the vehicle will be needed to determine where the sound...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...