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Old 01-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Weird Rattle Passenger seat

Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone experienced this rattle, i have been diagnosing it and finnally found the culprit. Seems there is something rattling from my passenger seat.

I think this should be an easy fix but has anyone had this issue before I bring it in?

FYI Seats are leather heated and manual controls


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Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone experienced this rattle, i have been diagnosing it and finnally found the culprit. Seems there is something rattling from my passenger seat.

I think this should be an easy fix but has anyone had this issue before I bring it in?

FYI Seats are leather heated and manual controls
with the passenger seat reclined in a fairly upright position, hit the seatback or slap it, and it makes a rattle right? No idea why it does this, both a 12 and my 13 did this. It doesnt rattle when I drive if I recline the seat a little
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with the passenger seat reclined in a fairly upright position, hit the seatback or slap it, and it makes a rattle right? No idea why it does this, both a 12 and my 13 did this. It doesnt rattle when I drive if I recline the seat a little
Yes. Yes. Yes.

I can push on the seat back to make it *click* or pull up on the seat bottom.

I should post a video of this - especially while driving on a cold morning. It's unbearable. I haven't made the time to diagnose it yet.
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Yes. Yes. Yes.

I can push on the seat back to make it *click* or pull up on the seat bottom.

I should post a video of this - especially while driving on a cold morning. It's unbearable. I haven't made the time to diagnose it yet.
Haha Ya i know for me it sounds like loose change under the seat or something.

My guess is a loose bolt or some kind of loose steal on steal, i found it my just punching the seat bottom

Has to be an easy fix.....thankfully the only rattle so far at 10K miles/15k km
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My guess is a loose bolt or some kind of loose steal on steal, i found it my just punching the seat bottom
I agree with the steel-on-steel. I'm hoping for a loose bolt because if it's a loose track, I'm probably screwed since I'm at 43k miles. I've had the rattle forever, but was putting off that complaint until my clutch was replaced. The clutch was never replaced so now I still have both issues.
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with the passenger seat reclined in a fairly upright position, hit the seatback or slap it, and it makes a rattle right? No idea why it does this...
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Will be watching this thread for an eventual fix as I too sometimes have this clicky noise coming the passenger front seat.
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...Ive also noticed one of the sliding pieces for the vents buzzes, along with one of the plastic covers on my instrument cluster.
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...I have this same passenger seat rattle...
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Yup. I found out it wasn't the headrest, then shoved carpet padding under the HVAC vent... still rattles.
Everyone be careful! It could be rattlesnakes... LOL

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...Has to be an easy fix.....thankfully the only rattle so far at 10K miles/15k km
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I found the best way to replicate the rattle is to sit in the drivers seat, and extend your arm (like youre going to put an arm around a lady) but go behind the seat, and hit the back of the seat hard but in a jerky way.
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Because you live in Canada, you can speak with one of the Ford Canada reps at 1-800-565-3673 and theyíll lend a hand.

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yea it must be considering reclining solves the rattle...reclining shifts weight and pulls the bracket up on the bolts. Hope thats the culprit, if so someone at Ford needs to tighten that wrench or something!

if not... :(
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Why do you have to replace the clutch? Do you have DCT or Manual

I have manual and the clutch is great, I see people here complaining about a bad clutch on the manuals but ive never had and issue on this or any other Manual car ive driven.
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Why do you have to replace the clutch? Do you have DCT or Manual
DCT. So far 3 dealers have said "That's a weird noise." And then took it back and played the "That's normal" game with me. It now vibrates noticeably when shifting into 4th or 2nd, but I have pretty much given up until summer rolls around and it gets really bad again.
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So glad I didnt get DCT, i thought maybe on this new car id get auto but the car enthusiast in me refused haha
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