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Thread: CX-5 Trunk Area Rattle

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    I cannot get a fix for my trunk rattle. I removed all the interior panels and applied a ton of foam tape where there is metal to plastic contact, I adjusted the lift gate latch as shown on the tsb, checked the license plate, removed all items from the trunk, checked the spare and spare tire cover, lower control arm for pebbles and still rattles. If I go over 40mph there's no rattle even on bumps. anything below 40mph it rattles on every bump. sounds like metal to plastic but it sounds like it's focused in the right rear trunk area but sort of hard to pin point. if anyone has any suggestions that work, I'll mail you $20, no joke.

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    Have you placed an "informant" back there and driven around at that speed to see if he/she can locate the noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmike77 View Post
    it sounds like it's focused in the right rear trunk area but sort of hard to pin point. if anyone has any suggestions that work, I'll mail you $20, no joke.
    Sounds like you need one of these:

    http://www.autobarn.net/xxxw-ste6600.html

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    turned out to be the bumper. there's two brackets holding the bumper and one fastener was loose. I guess when I was loading something i must have pushed it in to the point where it loosened the bracket and fastener. bent it away from the vehicle and adjusted the fastener so it doesn't wiggle and no noise. makes sense as to why it would only rattle at low speeds. the air at higher speeds probably stabilized it so it wouldn't hit the metal bracket.

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    Thanks for posting the result!

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    ^ 2nd that, thanks for letting us know about fix.

    btw - Is the bumper cover ok?

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    yeah, cover is fine. flimsy. it's just plastic with no sort of foam or cushion behind it. it just hovers over the metal part of the frame. there's a gap but not the most practical design because if you get hit in the back, I can see alot of damage being done. Usually see some thick foam on the front and rear bumpers.

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    I also spent several trips without spare tire and jack tools and with covers off the rear trying to pin point a very loud rattle on mine. My rattle is more to the rear passenger side and either is coming from the rear shock absorber or the exhaust manifold. It is definitely a heavy clanking rattle and not tapping plastic and not rocks bouncing inside! Also with rear door open rattle did not get louder. Mine is coming from underneath between the rear wheel well and midsection below the spare tire.
    Last edited by steveeking; 07-22-2013 at 12:11 AM. Reason: better explanation

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    Good day, my CX-5 is also having the rattling noise, which I suspect is coming out from the Left Rear side. Could you explain to me where the hatch latch is and what has been done to fix your rattling noise? Not very good in cars.

    Thx in advance.

    S

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    I have had a rattle in rear of vehicle which drove me nuts. Could not pinpoint the location after several attempts.

    I looked into the bumper mounts, lift gate being loose, took apart all plastics from the rear compartment, rear plastic spoiler, etc. Nothing helped.

    Finally, it was able to determine that it was caused by loose middle folding seat. The locking mechanism did rattle when in contact with metal bracket in adjacent seat. Great relief!

    It was so hard to locate as the sound seemed to come from somewhere in very rear of the vehicle.

    Sorry for bumping old thread but hope that it might help someone with 13-16 CX5.

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