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Old 01-27-2012, 04:46 PM
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Annoying Rear Rattle

Hello everyone. Picked up my 2012 GC Overland last week and I am loving it. There is a slight problem that is driving me nuts though. Yes, I do plan on taking it to dealership for an assessment, but I was hoping you guys can give me some opinions. I read couple of posts with similar problems, but I don't know if that could be it. Couple of days ago I've noticed a rattle coming from which I believe to be right rear side of the vehicle. The rattle/squeaky noise is very pronounced when driving slowly over uneven surfaces or bumps. It is also there when I move vehicle from side to side. I tried to eliminate the possibility of stuff rubbing against each other in the back by removing everything including spare tire removal kit and black plastic things around the spare tire. I also checked if the tire was properly secured and it is. With all of that done, the squeaky rattling noises are still there....Very annoying that this is happening on brand new vehicle. Your help and opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:02 PM
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

You took out the trunk shade as well? I've noticed that making noise back there. I also have a similar rattle but mine isn't all the time, its only over bumps which are pronounced, like two uneven pieces of pavement which allow it to thud. I believe it is sunroof though possibly.
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

Did u check out here Quadra Lift? Squeak
Sounds exactly what I got..only low speeds over any bump?
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Check spare tire.

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Just got mine back yesterday from the dealer. There were several rattles they were looking for.
1). Check air compressor if you have the quadra lift
2). They took my tailgate apart. There were a few items in there that were loose
3). They took the rear seat out and tightened everything back down when they put it in.

So far so good. I think yours is in the tailgate.
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

Thank you all for the suggestions. Noise is definitely not coming from items that are stored in the trunk. I suspect that something is up with the suspension. After reading other similar troubleshooting threads It seems that this is a common problem for models equipped with air suspension. Not cool for a brand new vehicle... I'll take it to a dealership soon so they can take a look at it.
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

Not sure if this is your problem but I have a JGC with a rattle in the rear. I had my son climb in the back and it turns out to be the plastic cover on the wiper motor. I have a 7 year old Ford King Ranch with no rattles. Several on my JGC. Not impressed with the quality of Chrysler products.
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

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So far so good. I think yours is in the tailgate.
more precisely - in the lock the rear window. If you pull your it closer, the sound disappears.
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

If you think the rattle/squeak is coming from the rear suspension when you go over bumps, have the dealer do TSB 1700211. I had the TSB done today and it solved a squeak coming from my rear suspension, especially when driving over things like speed bumps.
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

I had the exact same thing on my 2011 JGC Overland it was a clunky sound over bumps, at slow speeds. They said that it was the Service Bulletin and had to replace the two shock mounts because of a bushing type ring cracks and causes movement in the shock. Well knock on wood but the noise has gone away since.
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I had the exact same thing on my 2011 JGC Overland it was a clunky sound over bumps, at slow speeds. They said that it was the Service Bulletin and had to replace the two shock mounts because of a bushing type ring cracks and causes movement in the shock. Well knock on wood but the noise has gone away since.
Also to clarify this TSB doesn't apply to people with quadra lift, as we utilize different rear shocks (load leveling) http://wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1700211.pdf
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Re: Annoying Rear Rattle

The interesting thing is that I do have Quadra lift air suspension...and the did the fix and its all good now...
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