2018 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems: rattle in dash

Rattle In Dash

2018 Honda Accord (Page 1 of 2)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

6.4

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
1,900 miles
Total Complaints:
26 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (24 reports)
  2. if you shove some soft rubber up under the display from the (1 reports)
  3. see above (1 reports)
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2018 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Apr 182018

Accord Touring 1.5L Turbo

  • CVT transmission
  • 235 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On this car this is not linked to the HUD display issue. This is more of a buzz than rattle and comes from the middle of the dash pad, more noticeable at certain low engine RPM. Dealer said only fix was to dig into the dash which I did not agree to as it could produce more and worse issues.

- James L., Raeford, US

problem #25

Oct 312018

Accord Sport 1.5L Turbo

  • CVT transmission
  • 621 miles

Same issue as all other owners of the new 2018 Accord. Annoying temperature dependent rattle from from driver side dash.

Going into London Honda for second visit this week. Will advise on how this dealership deals with the issue. This is the second time they have had it and first time said no trouble found. There is also a rear deck rattle as well when the stereo plays. Fixed by dealer but has come back. A real piece of junk. Should have went with Hyundai or Toyota.

Kind of annoying when the dealer says we found nothing wrong...well why would I take my vehicle in for the hell of it if there was not an actual legit noise problem?

Likely my last Honda as their quality has gone to sh*t!

- Mark S., St Thomas, ON, Canada

problem #24

Jan 132019

Accord LX 1.5t Turbo 4cl

  • CVT transmission
  • 680 miles

I bought a brand new 2018 Honda accord LX two weeks ago from Gary Yeomans Honda Daytona Beach . A few days ago start getting a rattling sound coming from the driver side of the Dash up on top actually behind the radio and sounds like it could also be coming from the vents.When I accelerate from a dead stop and continue to accelerate that’s when the sound starts I get up to about 40 or 50 miles an hour it’s seem to go away . Every once in a while when I hit a bump in the road it comes back.

I took it to the dealership today I explained what was going on they said they need it for a day or two so they can really check into it and gave me a loaner car. I informed him I checked on YouTube social media and there’s many complaints out there about the same problem with the same year car .Of course they told me oh this is the first one we’ve ever had come in here with that problem THAT'S WHAT I EXPECTED THEM TO SAY. I told him I just spent $25,000 on this. I just retired bought this as my gift to myself after working 33 1/2 years. Spent almost all of my retirement savings to buy this car. I wanted a really safe car because I take my granddaughter to and from school on certain days and on the weekends I take her places. When I was taking my granddaughter to school this morning she asked me Papa what is that loud sound. I told them if they can’t fix it I want another car will see how that goes.

If I have to I’ll go to Honda themselves and also talk to the owner of the dealership.This is unacceptable for a brand new car and I expect something to be done I’ll take it as far as I have to. I’m very disappointed pissed off and stressed out. Gary Yeomans has a great reputation and hopefully this situation will be taken care of quickly. I traded in a 2007 Camry never had one squeak rattling noise in the car all the years I had it.

- osterholtt, Orange City, US

problem #23

Jun 282018

Accord EX-L 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 3,107 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is definitely annoying and as most of the complaints made by the users, the vibration occurs around 1500 - 2000 RPM, and disappears. This is mostly prominent in the mornings when the engine is cold.

I had several wasted visits to the dealership and nothing really helped. I kept the car with them several overnights so they could investigate with cold engine. I have told them how this can be reproduced. They have taken apart the whole dashboard and looked (they say) and once they came back saying it was fixed. Surprise!!! NO.

Now my mileage hit 20000 km mark and the vibration is still there. I was on my winter tires and due to the noise if the winter tires, the vibration was less prominent. Now back on my regular all seasons, and yes I can hear it again.

This has been my most disappointing Honda Accord (my 3rd Accord BTW). Could be my last too. I have another complaint under Honda Sensing.

- Dilvan K., Mississauga, ON, Canada

problem #22

Mar 242018

Accord Sport 1.5T

  • CVT transmission
  • 100 miles

I get a buzzing noise from behind the radio console when accelerating. It usually happens when you put a load on the engine (i.e. starting from a stop) and when accelerating from around 40-45 mph. It's short lived but irritating none the less.

Any suggestions..?

- Kenji A., Cerritos, CA, US

problem #21

Jan 092019

Accord Sport 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles

Rattling noise under dashboard. Adding to the horror the worst customer service. I will never do business with Hillside Honda or buy another car from Honda. Brought the car in on several occasion to have them fix the problem. What a waste of time that is, all they do is find excuses. Bunch of lazy ass workers. Brand new car to be going through this nightmare. All they care about is grabbing your hard earn dollars.

- Tony99 T., New York, US

problem #20

Apr 012018

Accord Touring 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is another data point for Complaint #19. I have a rattle noise coming from the center, upper dash (near the center vent near the windshield) when accelerating at 1500 - 1900 RPM. The acceleration must be under higher torque situations (e.g. from a stop or low speed; highway speed the noise is never hear, even under acceleration).

It appears to be temperature dependent as I do not hear it currently in an Ohio winter. That being said, this winter has had some warmer days (50 degrees F) and the rattle has definitely occurred on some of those days. I am unable to reproduce it consistently, so of course when I take it into the dealer they are unable to hear the noise. I have given up currently trying to take it in for this issue and will maybe pick back up in the spring.

- megawatts, Beavercreek, OH, US

problem #19

Nov 192018

Accord EX-L 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 325 miles

This car has dash rattle problem around 1200-1800 rpm. The noise seems to be coming from the heater box behind the center ac vent or below the steering wheel column. I recently brought the car in to have it checked, the dealer service tech removed the dash, but they cannot fix the problem. The dash still rattle like usual. To make it worse, now that my dash has been removed and reinstalled, I'm hearing loader road noise and wind noise. This is the worse thing that had happened to me and I'm stuck with a brand new car that sounds like a 1991 Corolla without insulation.

- Chris B., Garden Grove, CA, US

problem #18

Jul 052018

Accord EXL 1.5t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

Annoying buzzing or vibration coming from somewhere in the dash area. Mostly hear when I stop and go on a red light and accelerate. Only hear it under acceleration around 30-50 mph. Can't tell precisely where it's coming from. So far no fix.

If anyone found a solution to this problem, please reply. It awful to get this issue on a brand new car.

- divinity, Malden, US

problem #17

Dec 152017

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles

When first leaving the dealership, the HUD was rattling and the salesperson said there is NO repair solution except to wait til they find a solution. Returned it a few months later, they installed a different dashboard and that didn't do anything but the rattle appeared louder plus a new rattle appeared in the middle of the dash. It's been ten months now and the warranty is expiring and one wonders if that is what Honda wants - to wait for warranty to expire so they wouldn't have the responsibility to repair it. If they do not want to repair this then we should be able to return it for another one. I see a LONG LIST of this Accord model with this same rattle complaints from owners and yet Honda is not doing anything to fix this problem.

- Larry C., Sacramento, US

problem #16

Oct 012018

Accord Touring 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 1,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

There is a really loud sqeak in the dash where the HUD is located. It is the HUD rubbing on the dash it seems like. It is worse when it is warm out. I have also had issues with rattles in other parts of the car that I can't seem to precisely locate where it is coming from.

- Zac L., Wapakoneta, OH, US

problem #15

Mar 012018

Accord LX 1.5t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

I got my 2018 Accord end of October 2017. Few weeks later, I noticed my car makes rattling sound. I took my car to the service center twice so far. The result was problem never solved. I made another appt for Honda service center this Friday. I have to take my vacation day off to go visit the service center again. This is totally wasting time and money. I uploaded a video from Youtube, the rattling sound is exactly same as mine. I recorded many videos of mine. The noise really makes me crazy... I don't think Honda will solve this problem this time too but, at least I want to try. Hoping this 3rd visiting will be my last visit.

- Jamie P., Cypress, CA, US

problem #14

Apr 182018

Accord Sport 1.5L Cvt

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles

Annoying buzzing or vibration coming from somewhere in the dash area. More audible when car has been in the sun for awhile. Only hear it under acceleration around 25-40 mph. Can't tell precisely where it's coming from. So far the only fix is to turn up the radio.

- Mike H., Oak Park, US

problem #13

Jun 202018

Accord Touring 2.0t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,160 miles

This seems to be a very common problem based on the other 12 complaints about the same issue. I took my car in for two rattles. This being one of them. Service department said that the heads up display unit was rubbing on the dash creating the high pitch squeaking/rattling. They said that Honda is aware but does not have a fix for it as of yet. They advised that they "insulated the unit" with some tape and that it didn't go away completely, but that its "better". They told me that once Honda releases a fix that they would contact me to bring it back in..

Unfortunately, the second rattle that was coming from my B pillar has kept my car in the shop for almost a month now so I really don't know if their "fix" or attempt at a fix will even work. This rattle is quite loud for those of you have not had the bad luck of hearing it. It is so loud that the person in the car with me prompted up and asked "what the hell is wrong with you car man??"... super embarrassing considering the car is a little over a month old and the top of line model...

- Moises A., Palm Desert, US

problem #12

Apr 012018

Accord Touring 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

I have a 2018 Honda Accord Touring with 3000 miles on it. From late May of 2018 my car developed a squeaky sound coming from driver side dash board. The squeaking sound is coming from the heads up display area on the dash. There is a border piece around the heads up display that is rubbing against the dash. It have tried several things to stop the noise, but only thing that works is if you press on the border piece and hold it. I've researched this online and there are several Youtube videos and complaints regarding this noise.

I have an appointment with the dealer but the service manager indicated they haven't had any issues like this and there are nothing mentioned on the Honda Forum about this noise. One post indicated that Honda found similar problems from US and their engineers are working on it to find a permanent solution to this problem. This noise is driving me crazy and I'm about ready to just get rid of the car if they can't fix it. It just seems like the dealership will try and do a quick fix (Foam tape) and send me on my way. Any new information about this issue?

- PO B., Middletown, IL, US

problem #11

Apr 302018

Accord Tourning V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,107 miles

Hello my name is Christine Jang from Greenwood, Ontario, Canada. I purchased 2018 Honda Accord Touring in January 25, 2018. From late April of 2018 only when the weather was hot (above 23 Celsius) there was squeaky sound coming from driver side dash board.

Long story short, they put foam around heads up display and it did not fix the problem.

Tomorrow (June 25, 2018) I will be taking my car for a temporary fix. Currently Honda found similar problem from US and currently, their engineers are working on it to find a permanent solution to this problem.

I am very disappointed in Whitby-Oshawa service department's way of handling this situation. Also, I am hunted from this squeaky sound from dash board.

Does anyone know if I can request a refund for this car?

Thank you, Christine Jang

- Christine J., Greenwood, ON, Canada

problem #10

Apr 032018

Accord Touring 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles

Totally dissatisfied with the car and the dealership for handling the issue. Dealership had car all day, confirmed problem about rattling and squeaking noise coming from the drivers side dashboard, only happens during warm weather. Car only has 4700 miles on it. Mechanic verified Honda Tech Line was aware of problem, "No fix at the moment" and "still under investigation" was the answer. Service department has no knowledge of when a repair will be available, service advisor writes my name and number on a scrap piece of paper and said "we'll call you when we get a fix from Honda" ! Really! Too funny! Like that will happen! Stay a way from this model year and trim level. Looks like I'll be trading this car in soon.

- cobia194, Pickerington, US

problem #9

Mar 012018

Accord Touring 1.5L, 4-cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 2,000 miles

On or about March 1, 2018, my 2018 Honda Accord, Touring, began to develop a rattle. This noise appears to originate from the center area of the dash board located near the infotainment screen and the center two front facing dash board vents.

Took it to Honda to have same checked. The service technician/mechanic road with me for the purpose of witnessing the noise, which did occur. The technician agreed with my observation that the rattle appeared to be coming from the area described above. According to the service report, the mechanic removed the console upper trim, A/C control head to gain access to the radio unit. While in this area of the dash he tightened the radio unit bracket attaching bolts and mounting hardware. He also added insulating foam to the trim panels.

After taking possession of my vehicle there was no more rattling noise going home, a 15 minute drive. Later that day while driving my vehicle, the rattle returned. Going back to Honda on Tuesday, May 22 to have vehicle checked out again.

- Tom N., Charlotte, North Carolina, US

problem #8

Jan 012018

Accord Sports 1.5t

  • CVT transmission
  • 3,728 miles

Frustrating to say the least, even though it's cover by its standard warranty. The noise came back (This is already after couple visits).

- J L., Markham, ON, Canada

problem #7

May 192018

Accord LX 1.5t

  • CVT transmission
  • 99 miles

It is really disappointing to have this kind of noise on a brand new car. Especially a Honda, that brags itself on being the top quality conscious company. I had just purchased this Accord and gave up my 20 month old CRV which had a noise problem in the back suspension and which Honda service could not fix after more than half dozen trials and a year of annoying drive in that vehicle.

- leanmar893, Montreal, QC, Canada

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