Has anyone else experienced this? I think it might have something to do with the near 0 degree temps we're having in Chicago this week...
Anyway, at start-up, there is a whining/whirring noise coming from what seems to be the passenger-side firewall or glovebox... I've turned off the HVAC system completely, turned off the radio, put my finger over the ANC mics, etc. I can't figure out what is causing the noise. It seems to disappear after the car is warmed up. It reminds me of the fuel pump noise that used to bother my dad in his 2000 Mercedes E430.
Anyone else have this issue and/or find a solution?
about to hit 9,000 miles on the RL
I would not call it a whining noise but closer to a humming noise. It is intermitent, can't realy determine any pattern. I know this sounds strange, but if I move forward in the drivers seat, it goes away. Almost like it is an electronic sensor in the seat.
Has anyone experienced this humming noise?
My Rl only has 2300 miles. I did not notice it until I started lowering the volume on the stereo system.
I finally figured out what the noise is....on the dash, near the steering column, under the wood trim, is a small opening which I believe holds the sensor for monitoring the interior temp. There is a small fan of some sort, and that is what is causing the noise at startup, especially in cold exterior temps. I'll have Acura look into it or lube the fan at my next oil change.
RandyChicago - did your sound occur when the car was parked and idling? I have a whine in my 2005RL that only occurs when it is very cold AND when I reach about 30MPH. It cuts out at 38MPH and goes away altogether after a few minutes of driving.
I'd like to know if it could be the same problem you found. Was the dealer able to address it?
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