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My wife and I notice a high-pitched sound coming from the air vents We only notice it when the ventilation system is on (fan, AC, etc.) I think it's fan noise, but it's very hard to localize.

We took the car to the dealer for the latest recall, which apparently has nothing to do with this, and the dealer of course said there is no whine and would do nothing. So now I have a car that whines and a pissed off wife.

Suggestions?
 

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My CR-V started making a whine/whistling noise when the fan speed is high. Happened a few months ago for the first time on my CR-V (almost a year after purchase) so thought maybe the cabin air filter was due for replacement. It didn't look to bad but they're cheap so I threw new filter in and was back to quiet.
 

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When we picked it up form the dealer today, they said that they removed, inspected, and put back the cabin filter, so I'm hoping that maybe it being reseated will help. We haven't heard the noise yet, but then it was intermittent.
 

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Hey jimbarr, have you had the noise come back? We have a 17 EXL and have noticed the high-pitched sound. Took it to the dealer and they said they cleaned the cabin air filter. Not only is the high-pitched sound still there and intermittent, now we have another new sound that sounds like one of those airhorns at a soccer match, quite annoying.
 

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I guess it went away for a short while, but it's still intermittent. Having the radio on drowns it out, but it's still noticeable at times. Very frustrating. Our 2017 CR-V is fine on most counts, but we really, REALLY miss the solid functionality of our late 2004 CR-V.
 

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Hm ok. Yeah we've been trying to drown it out with the radio but it is still quite noticeable. It's our first CR-V so excited and love most of the features but there's a few things that it seems that Honda didn't even think twice about.
 

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I have the same issue on my 2017 CRV, it happens only when the fan is on max speed and it aims toward legs, and driver side vent opening is fully closed. The sound come and goes. I tried to replace the air filter it didn't help, then I took it to the dealer, dealer reproduced the sound and installed a new blower motor, it didn't help. Funny thing, I drive a rental CRV 2020 last week and the sound was there too. I guess it's a design issue.
 

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the car has a white noise cancelation system Lol the Ac cabin filter is easy peasy



can some lube be used? I think so. can it help, I think so. do I know, I think so.
 

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I got the sound too. It sounds like someone whistling. 2018 EX. It started around a year and a half from new and only on auto (when Fan goes to max and it’s on feet blowers). I can’t tell for sure but it sounds like it’s from
The passenger side. If I manually turn the fan speed down and then back up the sound goes away. Also if I wait a few min the sound goes away (probably since the auto fan lowers it).

I also sometimes hear a very high pitched sound when the fan is blowing - I wonder if that’s the noise reduction system having trouble. The whistling sound is definitely more noticeable and annoying.
I’ll try the filter replacement soon.
 

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have to same problem, dealer advice to replace the whole heater assembly which they will tear down the whole dash just to get it out, the problem is i was afraid if ill have all sorts of cracking noise on the dash afterwards or just suck it up for now ,, it only happens ones in a while when the blower is on foot and max air
 

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I have a 2020 CrV hybrid and I just had this very high-pitched strange sound occur and it’s never happened before after 7,000 miles and it was after I turned the car off. It happened a few times and each time my air conditioning had been on. I feel like it’s related to the AC. It stopped doing it for now...
 

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