Just joined the forum as the wife brought home a 2009 white tech package today. It has 95,200 miles and drives great. However, there is a transmission whine between 40-50 mph. It goes away if you let off the gas but comes right back when the throttle is applied. It is very similar to when you put a manual trans in overdrive and lug it a little bit at city speeds. This car is an auto though. I previously owned a 2007 CR-V which also had the k24 and 5 speed auto, no whines or any weird noises. I've read quite a few threads on the 1st gen TSX's having whining auto trans but I couldn't find any stories of tranny failures caused by the noise. So my question is....is the whining something to worry about? Is it a common problem on the 2009-up? She has 3 days to return the car so I would like to know if that is something we should pursue. Or is the noise harmless and considered normal on these cars? Any help would be greatly appreciated.