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Old 07-18-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Rattle near steering wheel

I have a rattle that shows up when I'm between 30 and 50 mph. It's coming from the dash to the left of the steering wheel. I haven't been able to locate it yet. Has anyone had this problem and fixed it?

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Same problem here. Dealer can't find it. I am pretty sure it is inside the door panel.
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I have one in that vicinity too. I actually just punch the dash, behind and to the left of the steering wheel, and it goes away for a while.
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I have a rattle that shows up when I'm between 30 and 50 mph. It's coming from the dash to the left of the steering wheel. I haven't been able to locate it yet. Has anyone had this problem and fixed it?...
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Same problem here. Dealer can't find it. I am pretty sure it is inside the door panel.
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I have one in that vicinity too. I actually just punch the dash, behind and to the left of the steering wheel, and it goes away for a while.
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Besides zehkaiser, have the both of you been to the dealer for an inspection? If you'd like, please PM me your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealer information; I'll pass this along to your area's Customer Service Manager.

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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If it is the same problem I had, it is the left gauge trim. I stuffed a piece of black felt in there and it went away. Can't see it and doesn't make any noise.
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Appointment with the dealer scheduled for this afternoon to get this checked out and to have 12B37 applied. I'll let you know what happens.
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Besides zehkaiser, have the both of you been to the dealer for an inspection? If you'd like, please PM me your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealer information; I'll pass this along to your area's Customer Service Manager.

Thanks,

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Thomas, the problem with rattles at least for me is that they only happen occaisionally. So chances are I'm not going to be able to repeat them for the dealer techs. Probably half the time I'm driving I'm rattle-free, but the other half there's one or more random rattles going on. The other day a new one popped up and I finally isolated it to one of the dash vent louvers, which after I moved it a little bit the rattle stopped.

I did ask the dealer last time I was in to fix the passenger seat rattle which happens most often. They said they fixed the improperly adjusted seat track or something. Didn't fix the rattle.

Do you have an answer for me about the 6th gear shift point yet?
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If it is the same problem I had, it is the left gauge trim. I stuffed a piece of black felt in there and it went away. Can't see it and doesn't make any noise.
Maybe that would fix mine. I've hit the dash a few inches below the instrument panel and a few inches to the left of the steering column to make it go away. There's a vertical seam between two dash panels there, I assumed it was the connection between the two panels making the rattle. But I'll look more closely at the gauge trim next time I hear it. Thanks.
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Thomas, the problem with rattles at least for me is that they only happen occaisionally. So chances are I'm not going to be able to repeat them for the dealer techs. Probably half the time I'm driving I'm rattle-free, but the other half there's one or more random rattles going on. The other day a new one popped up and I finally isolated it to one of the dash vent louvers, which after I moved it a little bit the rattle stopped.

I did ask the dealer last time I was in to fix the passenger seat rattle which happens most often. They said they fixed the improperly adjusted seat track or something. Didn't fix the rattle.

Do you have an answer for me about the 6th gear shift point yet?
This is the case with most rattles on any vehicle; just don't try to fix it by banging it with your first. Monitor its frequency; please shoot me the details I've mentioned if it becomes any worse.

I've sent our rep all of the information/feedback concerning the DCT and the 12B37 program. It's currently being looked into at this time. I'll update you by PM if I hear anything specific about the shift points.

Have a good one,

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This is the case with most rattles on any vehicle; just don't try to fix it by banging it with your first. Monitor its frequency; please shoot me the details I've mentioned if it becomes any worse.
Hey if it works, it works man!

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I've sent our rep all of the information/feedback concerning the DCT and the 12B37 program. It's currently being looked into at this time. I'll update you by PM if I hear anything specific about the shift points.

Have a good one,

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Many thanks.
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