Originally Posted by sundar_amu
Yesterday for the first time I heard that sound. Today I went to the service center (for adding sporty pedal) and complained about this issue. They said so far they haven't received any such complaint from other customers. On first service (due on 14th May) they promised to check this out. That sound is really annoying. Does Honda found any concrete solution for this issue?
They have not found any solution for it.
I gave my car for the first service, unfortunately is was different location than the one which suggested replacement. I just gave it to that location because they provide pickup and drop service.
They came back to me saying that it is normal engine sound and delivered the car back to my home. I went back to their place in the evening, asked their engineer to come and hear the sound. I told them that I know how an iVtec sounds, so don't try to make me fool.
They had no clue, though their engineer agreed that there is an extra noise. They applied some lubricant around the belt and pulley and the sound got reduced.
They said they will write a mail to HONDA about the issue and see if they have some solution.
I have recorded both the sound, before service and after service. You can see there is a reduction in the noise and its no more audible in cabin. Before Service Sound After Service Sound