Loud buzzing

Discussion in 'Honda' started by Cracklintulip, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Cracklintulip

    Cracklintulip New Member

    Hello! I posted this on Reddit but here I am also, in case it looks familiar. Saturday we installed a Juicebox 40 charger for oro Clarity, purchased in December. When I plugged it today after a short trip, it started buzzing very loudly..... Dare I say snapping too. Freaked me out but I thought I might be paranoid, so I let it fully charge the small amount it needed. Unplugged. Went to the garage later and the buzzing was back, but no snapping. It's buzzing from the back of the car. I captured a short video before it stopped on its own.

    I have to drive it tomorrow and I'm still a little freaked out. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. craze1cars

    craze1cars Well-Known Member

    These cars make funny noises while charging at times. Usually it changes or stops. And usually it charges quietly. If it does it all the time, take it to dealer. Just once in a while and the car is otherwise working normal? Ignore.
     
  3. dGarry48

    dGarry48 New Member

    Howdy! Have you or the dealer ever figured it out? My brother's Clarity also had loud buzz one time.
     
  4. Cracklintulip

    Cracklintulip New Member

    Not really. We took it to the dealer and that was a bust, because of course it didn't make the noise while there. I showed them the video but that didn't help. They plugged it into a slow charger (that's supposedly all they had!!).... Nothing. They did run a diagnostic which showed nothing unusual, so I guess that's good.

    I've heard the buzzing and snapping only once since, but really, who hangs around their car while it's charging? I certainly don't. Unplugged it and it stopped. It's still a bit disturbing to hear, but what else can I do?
     
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  5. ab13

    ab13 Active Member

    There is a service bulletin regarding charging. You need to check if it was installed on your car. That may resolve the issue.
     
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  6. dGarry48

    dGarry48 New Member

    Good to hear there's nothing serious about this buzzing. We'll check out the bulletin.
     
  7. Cracklintulip

    Cracklintulip New Member

    How do I see if it was installed? A reddit post mentions a Service Bulletin he got in Oct. We bought the car in Dec. We took it to the dealer last month. Has the bulletin been released recently?

    Of course, after saying that I only heard the buzzing once, last night I heard it again. I posted another video to YouTube and if you listen closely you can hear the snapping. Although I didn't catch it on video, while I was trying to film, the car clunked and the tone of the buzzing changed (well, I tried to catch it on video, but I was so startled by the noise that I scooted myself out from under the car ASAP! lol. kinda too bad I didn't get that on film).

    Anyway, here's my video from yesterday with the buzzing AND snapping.

     
  8. ab13

    ab13 Active Member

  9. Cracklintulip

    Cracklintulip New Member

    Thanks! But how do I know if these SBs have been installed already or not? Someone asked the same question in the thread but never got an answer ☹️
     
  10. craze1cars

    craze1cars Well-Known Member

    Ask the dealer to check the ViN service history. There is no other way to know.
     
  11. Cracklintulip

    Cracklintulip New Member

    Great! Thank you! We'll be calling tomorrow!
     
  12. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Also note that the Service Bulletin 18-097 for charging problems will not be routinely installed. You must first tell the service dept that you are having trouble charging. Then they will install it.
     

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