Over the past week or so, I’ve been hearing a faint but very high pitched (>12k hz) whistling like sound coming from my 2006 Honda Accord V6 Coupe. It’s kind of a cross between an air leak type sound and the sound of a metal ball bearing spinning at high speed inside a metallic dish. It usually only happens at night and happens for about the first 3-5 minutes I am driving. Bumps seem to trigger an increase in intensity or at least to make it start producing the sound. Slowing down with the brakes, even very lightly, seems to stop it instantly and dropping below about 20 miles per hour coasting causes it to stop too, so it’s been hard to pin point exactly where the sound is coming from.
Thankfully this evening I had a coworker in the car and we were able to isolate the sound to the compartment above the rear driver side seat belt. There is a side curtain airbag also inside that compartment, so obvious guess is something to do with that. I have no idiot lights illuminated on my dash of any kind, so a little stumped if that’s the real issue.
I will obviously take it by a mechanic to have it checked out, but am posting this for two. If anyone happens to have seen or heard of this before, I am all ears and please comment! The second reason of course is to add a post into the search engines as I can’t seem to find anyone with similar symptoms from their car and I’m sure my car can’t be the only one ever to have done this.
Hope it’s not the airbag as that will be an expensive thing to fix, especially since it just went out of warranty. Figures right!
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