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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-06-2006, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Wheel scraping sound

Since it started to get cold my steering wheel has a scraping sound when turning hard right or left (06 ex pilot). I brought it in for a service saturday and they heard it but did not have tijme to deal with it that morning and I have to bring it back. Anyone else have this problem?
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Yes, I started hearing this sound recently.

Slow speeds, right or left. It's not the brakes as far as I can tell. Anybody else?

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Since it started to get cold my steering wheel has a scraping sound when turning hard right or left (06 ex pilot). I brought it in for a service saturday and they heard it but did not have tijme to deal with it that morning and I have to bring it back. Anyone else have this problem?
Is the noise coming directly from the steering wheel (inside the vehicle)? If so then it is probably the cable reel that allows the wiring to move (extend and retract) with the steering wheel. It was a fairly common problem on early MDXs. If not then nevermind.........
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Is the noise coming directly from the steering wheel (inside the vehicle)? If so then it is probably the cable reel that allows the wiring to move (extend and retract) with the steering wheel. It was a fairly common problem on early MDXs. If not then nevermind.........
Yes the noise is coming directly from the steering wheel inside where it turns. It happens with both left and right turns.
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Had the same problem with my 05 EX.I believe it is just the back of the wheel making contact with plastic on the column.Nothing too serious just annoying.
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Either some plastic is rubbing in there or...


Another vote for cable reel.

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Question steering wheel scraping sound

Just wondering if anyone has figured out a resolution to the scraping sound that comes from the steering wheel while turning it in cold weather. I have put up with this each winter since purchasing my '06 EXL in Nov '05. Doesn't sound serious, but it is annoying.
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I've been dealing with this issue for a long time now (about 14 months). After six dealer visits (five of which said "cannot duplicate noise"), we figured out the problem with the last dealer visit. It was the cable reel inside the steering column. Apparently Honda assemblers were a little careless and cranked the cable reel too tight, apparently smashing a portion of the reel.

I can say that after replacing the reel, my steering column is the quietest it's ever been. Have your dealer check the cable reel...

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spray some silicone lubricant in between the steering wheel and the hub. it is just the contact points of the electrical pieces that connects to the hub. it is usually greased but in cold weather this happens or if your pilot is getting old(common).

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I have this issue too on an 07 purchased in March. I have an appointment coming. Is replacing the cable reel a terribly invasive procedure? I'd hate to have them rip apart the steering wheel to fix a small issue only to create other problems such as misaligned plastic pieces, scratches, etc.

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I have this same issue on my O6 Pilot. I tried spraying silicone in the area however it didn't work. Anyone have any updates? Is there another fix without dealer intervention? Thanks.
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I have a similar issue with steering wheel noise in my 05 Pilot. I took off the steering wheel housing and sprayed some silicon onto the steering column nearest the steering wheel and just under a circular plastic ring. I could see deep inside some (shiny) grease so I added some more. I had to pry the circular ring toward the steering wheel to see the grease.

It helped quite a bit but I still have some noise, though.

UPDATE: After a week or so, the silicon is doing it's thing. The noise (and I mean noise) is only a fraction of what it used to be--maybe 10% or so. A much appreciated improvement!

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I had a similar noise on my 07'. The sound on mine was actually the plastic cover on the bottom of the steering wheel, which is used to gain access to unplug the airbag before taking off the steering wheel. I noticed if I took some electrical taped and taped around it, it stopped. A easy test would to be take the cover off and turn the wheel to see if it still makes a noise.

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We have a Pilot EXL 2007 with 14.000 miles and it is making the noice from the steering column. Before this car we had a Pilot EXL 2007 with 21.000 miles- whitch after we had had it for about 2 weeks started making the noice. Took it to the dealer who changed the CABEL REEL under warante, because it had already been changed once within the past year, the car never made another noice from the steering again.

Trying to find out if there is any kind of recall on this???
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Another vote for the cable reel. I had the same problem.

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