Within the past couple of weeks my 2009 Honda Civic has had this periodic noise that sounds like static when you can't find a radio station. It occurs when the car is just started and disappears after driving for a while and doesn't happen all the time. If you step on the brake, the noise stops until you release the brake then it starts up again. It didn't happen at all on Sunday or today (Monday) so it is not happening all the time. Last Thursday the airbag light came on and stayed one (no noise experienced when this happened) but the next time I started the car, the airbag symbol didn't come on. However, it came on again Sunday evening and stayed on until I got home last evening but didn't come on this morning. I don't know if the airbag light and the noise have anything to do with each other but both are bothering me. I am planning to take my car to my repair guy tomorrow but he will want to hear the noise and I'm afraid it won't happen while he drives my car. He told me the airbag problem is something that I should address with my Honda dealer since this has been an issue with Honda's. Can you give me any advise on these concerns? Joanne
Forgot to mention the noise appears to be coming from under the hood on the passenger side of my car
Yes I still need help....you are the only one I have heard from so far
No Pete.....it isn't loud at all and again I don't hear it all the time. Thanks for your help by the way.
Thanks Pete....I was thinking it might be the brakes. It hasn't been bad weather but it does seem to happen more often when the weather is cold even though the car is warmed up. Does that make any sense?
Well I took your answer to my repair guy today. He determined I needed new brake rotors and pads for both front and back brakes. He found the brake pads were moving and worn. It wasn't cheap but so far things sound much better.
I haven't addressed the airbag light yet however....hasn't come on again since Sunday evening. This is something I figure I can wait on but let me know if you disagree.
Thanks for your help Pete and for following up.