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Old 08-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Annoying whistle when on highway 2011 Ridgeline

Anyone have this issue?
It originates from the satellite antenae. If you open rear window and hold hand to divert airflow the sound stops.
Thw whistle is not from awindow seal leak
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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I just posted in another thread that I definitely have a whistle due to air leak around those rear parts. This sounds like ANOTHER annoying whistle. Maybe I haven't noticed it yet because the current noise is louder?


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Old 08-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Re: Annoying whistle when on highway 2011 Ridgeline

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Anyone have this issue?
It originates from the satellite antenae. If you open rear window and hold hand to divert airflow the sound stops.
Thw whistle is not from awindow seal leak
You have 3 options.

1. It's under warranty, take it to the dealer
2. 1/8 in screen spline. Talk to RollinHonda.
3. Live with it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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Re: Annoying whistle when on highway 2011 Ridgeline

Putting screen spline in the groove between the plastic panel and the roof seemed to resolve mine, SO FAR. But the howl did not occur very often so the jury is still out. This has worked for a few others also.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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I just put the screen spline in the gap on mine and will take note of the noise or lack thereof (hopefully). Other people have given me reason to hope.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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Re: Annoying whistle when on highway 2011 Ridgeline

Have you ever blown air across an open bottle of soda to make a whistle sound? That is what is happening to the gap as you drive.
There is a TSB that Honda issued to repair the issue. They replace the mounting hardware and sometimes the entire rear valance.
So by putting the mess in the crack prevents the air flow and thus the whistle.
There are a few post about this.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #7
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Would you have the TSB info? I know there is a TSB for the noise issue pertaining to the windshield, but that only references certain vehicles by VIN and I haven't heard of one for the rear valence.

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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Asking again if anyone knows the info on the TSB for the valence. I keep placing the spline back into the gap and it sounds better until the spline pops out again. Would love to get it fixed correctly, but without the TSB info I doubt that it well get fixed.

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