Car: 1.5 Turbo Sport 2017
Join Date: 18th July 2016
Location: Nottingham UK
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Air con noise
I've recently taken delivery of a 10th generation Honda Civic Sport 1.5 Turbo. My wife and I are generally pleased with it. However the air con makes an infuriating "whistle" when it is on. It can be heard at tick over, but seems to really get going at about 2000 rpm. It goes as soon as the air con is switched off.
I took it to my dealer. They accept that it is real. Whilst there, I sat in another similar model. This didn't seem much different although I didn't actually drive the car. They phoned Honda UK who said it was 'normal" and there was no fix. I tolerated it for a while and then wrote to Honda. In their reply, they said it should be regarded as characteristic rather than a fault!
I can't believe that this is acceptable. I can still hear the noise when I leave the car. It is driving me mad. It seems to be associated with the compressor and/or the drive belt from what I have been told.
Any suggestions please, what I can do apart from turning the air con off or playing music loudly?
Thanks in advance,