Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: on/off humming sound over 60mph

asked by on

I have Honda Fit 2016, only 2500 miles on it, it makes on/off humming sound only when its on the highway over 60mph, it doesn't matter if you turn or change lane, no vibration, its not loud, and its less noticeable when deriving on new soft pavement, again is on/off humming, not constant, and there's absolutely no sound below 60mph speed. I thought about the tire tread sound, but I feel any regular tread surf when I move my palm hand on the surface, I thought about bearing wheels, but bearing wheels sound is a constant sound not on off and it can be heard when car go over 35mph, I did grasp the tires at the 12/6 position and tried to rock the tire and wheel in and out, found no play.

My car has 2500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Since the car is new and under warranty, th...

Since the car is new and under warranty, the Honda dealer should be able to help you out with this. If it's a noise that's more obvious over rough or course pavement, and less so on smooth pavement, it can possibly be a loose trim panel either inside or outside/underneath the vehicle, loose exhaust system, etc. Make sure anything inside the vehicle - spare tire/jack, etc. are all properly secured. It's possible that there is something somewhere that is just loose enough that it takes a certain "frequency" like speed or coarseness of pavement to make the noise obvious. If you would rather have an independent technician inspect the sound, a technician from YourMechanic would be able to pinpoint the noise and perform any needed repairs at your home or office.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car is overheating and smoking, the is coolant low, and there is a rattling noise

Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. If the vehicle needs to be constantly jumped, then there is likely an issue with the battery or the charging system. I...

Q: cycling humming/buzing noise on highways 65-80 mph

Hey there. There may be a recall on your vehicle to reprogram the transmission control module on the vehicle. The noise may be from the transmission CVT. Have the dealer check for any recalls on the CVT or any other...

Q: Car is overheating and not sure why.

The first thing you will need to know is that the coolant does not go low except for normal small amounts of less than a small cup a year. If you added more than a cup full then you have...

Related articles

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...