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Old 01-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #97
dan50
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Originally Posted by Mykal View Post
It's been below freezing here for about a week and it seems a new rattle shows up daily. The headliner rattle around the sunroof and front overhead console occur regardless of temp; but they really don't hit my annoyance threshold. I did have the tweeter speaker grill rattle on the passenger door that was loud but swapping out the speaker (Polk Audio) eliminated the issue. Recently a center console rattle/buzz has popped up that's really annoying.

These rattles and buzzes are what I am most disappointed with on an otherwise great car that's 10 months old.
Don't know if your dealer has looked at your headliner, but they actually can make these better. There seems to have been advice from Ford early on as to how to do it.

On the squeak/rattle front, I found one was coming from the the rear parcel tray in my 5 door. Pulling the parcel tray off its hinges and coating the hinges with some silicone (I used Napa Sil-Glyde brake lubricant) solved the problem.
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