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Old 10-31-2011, 08:19 AM
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Passenger seat rattle

Is anyone else's passenger seat rattling when you hit bumps in road? Sounds like in headrest area.
Dealer can't fix it. Looking for solutions to let them know what it is. Driving me crazy.
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

I had an undiagnosed rattle for a long time. I finally found it to be the seat belt latch on the side of the passenger seat. If the latch is too far forward, the plastic latch rattles against the side of the seat. One day I discovered that moving the latch back toward the back seat solved my rattle.
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Is anyone else's passenger seat rattling when you hit bumps in road? Sounds like in headrest area.
Dealer can't fix it. Looking for solutions to let them know what it is. Driving me crazy.
Yeah I seem to have that. Also when driving with windows open I used to get some noise from the rear seat. Turned out to be a seat belt for middle passenger - after I fastened it down noise disappeared.
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It's for sure not the passenger side seat belt. From what can tell its in headrest. When I put my arm on headrest the rattle stops.
Very strange.
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

Yep: I have the same rattle (from the passenger seat head rest).

I noticed that it is not there when the seat is unoccupied, meaning that if the seat is "loaded" the mechanical parts that would rattle would be moved far enough from eachother so they don't touch. Or, the seat back cannot move with a passenger sitting there... The rattle does drive me nuts as well.
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

I lowered the headrest to the lowest position...and it helped but did not eliminate it.
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I hear squeaky noises in the interior that occur when going over small bumps in the road. Definitely sounds like an interior noise but I can't locate it. Any ideas?

edit: Dealer fixed this issue. There was an unsecured piece of plastic inside the overhead console.
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

I think there's a TSB for the passenger seat problem......I'm going to the dealer this week because this is driving me crazy. I have to put my arm around the headrest to stop the noise, or always have somebody driving with me.
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

This drove me crazy for months, but i did find what it is. Mine was coming from the passenger side bolster rubbing on the center console arm rest. To confirm i adjusted the passenger seat all the way forward until it wasn't hitting the console and presto, sound was gone. Your passenger won't be comfortable in this position, so i just ignore the sound now. Doesn't bother me now knowing exactly where it was coming from. I hope this helps.
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

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Yep: I have the same rattle (from the passenger seat head rest).

I noticed that it is not there when the seat is unoccupied, meaning that if the seat is "loaded" the mechanical parts that would rattle would be moved far enough from eachother so they don't touch. Or, the seat back cannot move with a passenger sitting there... The rattle does drive me nuts as well.
Mine is there when the seat is NOT occupied
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Mine is there when the seat is NOT occupied
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Re: Passenger seat rattle

It's the headrest... the plastic adaptive headrest rattles when there isn't a passenger applying pressure with their head. I get the rattle on even small bumps. I'm considering taking apart the headrest but I dont want something to blow up in my face.
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