Rattle passenger side

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Post by wpv » Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:47 pm

XC40 phev T5: rattle, passenger side, starts over 50-55mph (unaffected by bumps in road) - sounds more like air flow rattling something?
Any ideas?

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Post by Andy40 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:29 pm

Do you have the sunroof ?

Have you tried altering the air vents to see if that helps ?

Obvious, but you have double checked the windows are fully shut ?

Can you hear it sat as a passenger - wondering if they can pinpoint it more ?

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Post by wpv » Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:51 pm

Thanks - all good suggestions, but none of the above!

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Post by Exmpa » Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:06 pm

Lower centre console trim liable to produce a rattle, but not necessarily speed dependent. It’s apparently not unusual, I experienced this and dealership rectified it quickly.


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Post by bba » Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:38 pm

I suffer from this too and it is driving me crazy, sounds like indeed it is related to airflow. I have been poking at things on the outside of the passenger side to see if anything is loose, but nothing so far. Sometimes I have been wondering if I have left the charging port flap open (BMW have a sensor, so it tells you), but it never is. It seems very difficult to pinpoint. I shall try opening the roof at speed next and see if that makes any difference.
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Post by Steker » Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:32 pm

I know this sounds unlikely but in my case after months of searching I realised I only happened when I was tuned in to a DAB station with a week signal and was coming from the tweeter in the door, it sounded sounded like a muffled rattle which I assume is the signal fluttering in and out.
I hope you soon find it, I know how annoying it is. Good luck
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Post by morganj » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:35 pm

I can’t think right now where I have seen it, but I do remember reading this. There is a plastic part in front or near the under body around the front wheel arches that can vibrate at around those speeds. Have a search on this or other XC40 forums and I’m sure you will find what I’m talking about.

EDIT Found it

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Post by wpv » Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:58 pm

Thanks for all these possibilities.
Will check them out and report back when I (or dealer) find it..

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Post by PlymDave » Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:36 pm

I had a faint but irritating rattle/sqeek coming from the dashboard around the lower edge of the centre screen. I traced it to the transition between this console and the plastic moulding below it (where the USBs and wireless phone charger are). I found a thin piece of neoprene foam which I pushed in between the two sections out of sight. Problem sorted! A small squirt of silicone lubricant (mould release) spray works wonders on small squeaks and rattles as well.
I don't consider this to be a bad thing as far as Volvo are concerned as all modern car interiors are predominantly plastic sections which will rub together and make a noise of some sort.

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Post by wpv » Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:02 pm

I promised to report back when problem solved. It took the persistence of a dealer, but finally tracked down to some sort of loose fitting underneath the front half of the car (so not an interior fitting or sunroof). I can't be more precise, but hope this will help if anyone else gets similar symptoms!

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