"02 Accord Problem
Our "02 Accord (SULEV) - that's Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle makes a growling noise when accelerated rapidly from a stand still.
The engine is fine as is the transmission and everything sounds and runs smooth, especially at moderate to high speeds.
It's just when I step hard on the accelerator, at low speeds, I hear this growling noise which quietens after the car picks up speed.
A visual inspections shows nothing wrong with the exhaust. The car has only 22,000 miles and I think it's been doing that since we bought it brand new. It's just more noticeable now.
My question to you all is what do you think is the cause of the noise? Do you think it would be covered under warranty?
I mentioned the SULEV feature in case that's a clue. Also, my wife claims the car gets poor mileage (20 mpg in the city).
I hope those symptoms help in your prognosis.
Thank you all.