I have a 2013 Honda CR-V. After I've been driving for awhile, this noise starts--sounds something like when ping-pong balls are being "scrambled" for a Bingo game--kind of a popping/gurgling noise.

Asked by Keekre Sep 30, 2016 at 11:58 PM about the 2013 Honda CR-V LX FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It's not part of the engine noise I'm pretty sure. It goes when I have my foot
on the gas, and starts to fade somewhat when I take my foot off the gas.  But,
as I said earlier, it doesn't start until I've been driving awhile-- at least 15 to 20
minutes. Any ideas? It's very annoying and I wud like to get rid of it! Thank u.

3 Answers


sounds like the ceramic element in the catalytic converter is coming apart. they're tight until the casing starts to heat and expand,then they will make noise with accel/decel actions.another noise you will get is if gravel gets between the heat shield and the casing,also check for a broken weld on the heat shield.

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Awesome--thanks so much--will have my Honda mechanic check the things u have mentioned. :-)

Hey! So 2013 CRV is doing this exact same noise where it sounds like ping pong balls, only after it’s been running for 15-20 and upon letting my foot off the gas. I’m hoping you’ll see this comment, because your post is one of the only I’ve found that was exactly what I was looking for. Did you ever get it looked at and if so, what was it?

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