Rattle threads - The collection.

Faults and Technical chat for the Honda E
User avatar
rickwookie
Posts: 847
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:30 am
Location: St Albans, UK
Contact:

Post by rickwookie » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:05 pm


Let me know is I've missed any of them. ;)

User avatar
FDAD
Posts: 338
Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Location: Porto, Portugal

Post by FDAD » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:24 pm

I have one at the airbag, another above the mirror, another that appears to be above the temp controls inside, another in passenger door and another one that appears to be from seat belt... They started around the 2000km mark (not at the same time)... I've learned to live with them.
Honda E advance [Modern Steel Metallic] 8-) [DELIVERED JULY 2020] - 50 000Kms + ✌️🎂

User avatar
advance2020
Posts: 449
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:21 am
Location: SW Wiltshire
Contact:

Post by advance2020 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:26 am

One consideration is that the car is quiet, and therefore without any audio streaming, it is easy to detect odd sounds. Like FDAD I have endeavoured to ignore them. They are often a function of the road surface, speed or temperature, and they are not permanent, or at least I don't think so. Often when you buy something new, you are highly sensitive to any faults, however minor. As I have commented before, I hope they are a function of "newness" - so I hope they will settled down, rather than get worse. Time will tell.
Platinum White Pearl: e-driving green at last, on R17 Michelin Pilot Sport
AVG economy and Predicted Mileage has increased lately, not sure why.

User avatar
keithr
Posts: 426
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Location: Dorset, UK

Post by keithr » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:12 am

advance2020 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:26 am
One consideration is that the car is quiet, and therefore without any audio streaming, it is easy to detect odd sounds. ... I hope they are a function of "newness" - so I hope they will settled down, rather than get worse. Time will tell.
If Nissan can make their LEAF, which is significantly quieter than the Honda e, well enough so that it has no rattles, even after years of ownership and driving, then Honda should be able to as well. I suspect that rattles are much more likely to get worse rather than eventually stop. In my Honda e, closing the sunblind stops the rattle from the overhead switch unit, but recently I've started to hear a vary faint rattle coming from it with the blind closed, so I'm worried that it is already starting to get worse.

User avatar
FDAD
Posts: 338
Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Location: Porto, Portugal

Post by FDAD » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:53 pm

advance2020 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:26 am
One consideration is that the car is quiet, and therefore without any audio streaming, it is easy to detect odd sounds. Like FDAD I have endeavoured to ignore them. They are often a function of the road surface, speed or temperature, and they are not permanent, or at least I don't think so. Often when you buy something new, you are highly sensitive to any faults, however minor. As I have commented before, I hope they are a function of "newness" - so I hope they will settled down, rather than get worse. Time will tell.
Yes.. the first rattle was from the airbag.. probably a loose wire around 2000k mark.. only does it when the steering wheel is sideways... The car was extremely silent
when new so in a good pavement every noise is noticeable.. now the worse rattle is around the mirror.. every bass music I get above 20 volume is really annoying.
Honda E advance [Modern Steel Metallic] 8-) [DELIVERED JULY 2020] - 50 000Kms + ✌️🎂

User avatar
Yellow e
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:25 am
Location: Long Marston, North Yorkshire.

Post by Yellow e » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:35 am

I've a rattle from one of the plastic panels around the rear view mirror. My dealer is now on lockdown but before they closed, I asked them to put a note on the file - they will look at it post lock-down or on the first annual service. So long as it was logged with them, they will investigate when possible.
(Collected 22.9.20, 1512miles so far, 3.6m/kWh.
Advance, Charge Yellow, little wheels, 3pin home charger.

MattHero
Posts: 233
Joined: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:17 pm

Post by MattHero » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:55 pm

At around 500miles mine has developed a rattle somewhere in the passenger door area, on anything other than perfectly smooth roads. Annoying, as all my driving is solo, I can't locate where it is coming from precisely, but I've tried all the obvious trim pieces over there when stationary, but to no avail.
Advance Charge Yellow on 16s.

darrenj1
Posts: 99
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:20 pm

Post by darrenj1 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:44 pm

Yes mine is making a vibrating noise between the windscreen and sun roof, in the center

User avatar
keithr
Posts: 426
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Location: Dorset, UK

Post by keithr » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:44 pm

While my car was having some work done at the dealer (replacing drivers door handle) I mentioned the rattle from the overhead switch unit. The dealer said that when they tapped on the unit they could hear a rattle, so they took it apart and inserted some foam and then it didn't rattle when they tapped it. They also said that there was a Honda bulletin about it.

Unfortunately when I tested it on the way home, by pulling back the sunblind, the rattle was still there. :( I guess they didn't bother to test drive it, or if they did they didn't pull the sunblind back. Still, at least they tried, and the car was booked in for something else so I wasn't expecting them to look into the rattle. But the Honda bulletin shows that Honda are aware of it and dealers will have acces to information on how to try and stop it rattling. Perhaps when the car is at the dealers next (hopefully not until the first service in September) I'll ask them to have another go.

Larbor
Posts: 225
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:20 am

Post by Larbor » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:27 pm

I had a rattle above me where the sun blind closes.
A little pushing to bend the metal rod slightly, and she’s quiet as a mouse 👍🏻.

Too many rattles also means you need to complain with your local council about the road surface.

Driving this car on ultra quiet tarmac, is an amazing experience. For both driver ánd people living on those roads.

Post Reply