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01-30-2013 08:01 PM
IngotFoFo I've noticed a rattle from passenger side before when my car was idling. My guess is that it was the hood rattling against the headlight housing. It doesn't bother me though because its not that loud.
01-28-2013 04:00 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by gzrfun View Post
...It seems that a rattle caused by stuff in the drink holder does an acoustic trick and sounds like the rattle is coming from the right side of the car. Check for loose stuff in the various plastic storage areas for loose stuff, pad it with a soft cloth or remove it to see if that stops your rattles.
Great catch, gzrfun! Iím sure a lot will find this tip handy.

Cory
01-28-2013 12:54 PM
gzrfun I visited this thread because there seemed to be a intermittent rattle on the right front and right side of the car. It was really noticeable one morning on a rough section of road and seemed to be coming from the passenger door. Now, I had a bunch of stuff in the console drink holder (chapstick, pen, alarm remote, and other loose stuff), I reached my hand in to see if the rattle was coming from there. Sure enough, the rattle stopped. To confirm that was the problem I placed a soft cloth in the holder, lining the drink holder, and the rattles stopped.

It seems that a rattle caused by stuff in the drink holder does an acoustic trick and sounds like the rattle is coming from the right side of the car. Check for loose stuff in the various plastic storage areas for loose stuff, pad it with a soft cloth or remove it to see if that stops your rattles.
11-26-2012 11:53 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Seriously Focused View Post
How many miles did you have on your car before you started noticing all the noises ?
I have just under 8000 miles and no rattles yet.
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Originally Posted by Rememo View Post
You're lucky. Mine started at 500 miles, and have gotten worse up to my current 7500 miles. Mine was built in December of '11.
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Originally Posted by pkj099 View Post
im starting to get rattles in my 12 titanium sedan...fml
Hey gang,

Just a reminder that the best first step is to have your dealers take a look so they can diagnose. I'm always happy to step in and see how I can help, too. Send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; we'll get to work!

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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
Does it sound like it is coming from the engine bay? I have a 12/11 build and I had an intermittent rattle coming from the passenger side. After reading the forums I saw it was mentioned that the coolant reservoir tank would rattle. There is an AC line which runs directly under the coolant reservoir..Some members suggested folding a sponge and wedging it under the coolant reservoir on top of the AC line - What I did was get a section of pipe insulation and wrapped it around the AC line beneath the coolant reservoir and I have not heard a rattle from that area since.

Try it with the sponge and see if it works!
Thanks for the awesome suggestion, Some Guy From NY!

Have a great day!
Crystal
11-26-2012 10:46 AM
BetaDnB
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
As someone else stated on this forum, the acoustics of this cabin play all sorts of games with you when searching for a rattle. I had one that I SWORE was coming from the passenger tweeter/a-pillar/glovebox area and I was going crazy. I told my passenger to press on things until it went away and she was like "It's coming from YOUR side!"

...

Turns out it was just my sunglasses in the overhead console area.
I thought my passenger front speaker was blown. It was a pen in the door pocket.
11-26-2012 10:29 AM
PratoN As someone else stated on this forum, the acoustics of this cabin play all sorts of games with you when searching for a rattle. I had one that I SWORE was coming from the passenger tweeter/a-pillar/glovebox area and I was going crazy. I told my passenger to press on things until it went away and she was like "It's coming from YOUR side!"

...

Turns out it was just my sunglasses in the overhead console area.
11-24-2012 03:20 PM
kam327
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
Does it sound like it is coming from the engine bay? I have a 12/11 build and I had an intermittent rattle coming from the passenger side. After reading the forums I saw it was mentioned that the coolant reservoir tank would rattle. There is an AC line which runs directly under the coolant reservoir..Some members suggested folding a sponge and wedging it under the coolant reservoir on top of the AC line - What I did was get a section of pipe insulation and wrapped it around the AC line beneath the coolant reservoir and I have not heard a rattle from that area since.

Try it with the sponge and see if it works!
Rattle solved! See here for easier future reference by others.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302938
11-24-2012 11:05 AM
Some Guy From NY
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
I have 9500 miles, 12/11 build. Intermittent rattles in the dash area which can usually be temporarily cured with a good punch. But I have a constant rattle above 45mph in the passenger area. Happens with or without passenger. Took it to the dealer recently and they replaced the interior A-pillar molding which they claimed was warped, hitting the windshield and therefore causing the rattle. Did not solve my rattle (no idea which rattle they think they solved). This weekend I plan to get underneath and check for anything loose.
Does it sound like it is coming from the engine bay? I have a 12/11 build and I had an intermittent rattle coming from the passenger side. After reading the forums I saw it was mentioned that the coolant reservoir tank would rattle. There is an AC line which runs directly under the coolant reservoir..Some members suggested folding a sponge and wedging it under the coolant reservoir on top of the AC line - What I did was get a section of pipe insulation and wrapped it around the AC line beneath the coolant reservoir and I have not heard a rattle from that area since.

Try it with the sponge and see if it works!
11-24-2012 10:44 AM
kam327 I have 9500 miles, 12/11 build. Intermittent rattles in the dash area which can usually be temporarily cured with a good punch. But I have a constant rattle above 45mph in the passenger area. Happens with or without passenger. Took it to the dealer recently and they replaced the interior A-pillar molding which they claimed was warped, hitting the windshield and therefore causing the rattle. Did not solve my rattle (no idea which rattle they think they solved). This weekend I plan to get underneath and check for anything loose.
11-24-2012 10:24 AM
Rememo
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Originally Posted by Seriously Focused View Post
How many miles did you have on your car before you started noticing all the noises ?
I have just under 8000 miles and no rattles yet.

You're lucky. Mine started at 500 miles, and have gotten worse up to my current 7500 miles. Mine was built in December of '11.
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