Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-93420-liix4hjs:173:8

Can Slamming Car Doors Lead to Rattling Noises in the Door?

ShuttingCarDoor

Though most people seem to believe that car doors require a resounding push, slam, and bang, the reality is that all you need to do is close the door gently for an active latch. That is the way doors are built. The problem is the slam-bang mentality.

How modern car door locks work

Today’s car door lock has two parts, the locking mechanism and the door strike.

When the lock opens, a plunger-style rod is activated and presses a switch downward that opens the jaws of the lock. The opened jaws release the striker and the door swings open. The jaws remain open until the door closes again.

On closing, notches at the base of the door lock jaws react to the impact of the strike, closing the jaws of the lock.

To work correctly, the door lock mechanism and the strike must line up exactly. If a door is repeatedly slammed, over time, the lock and strike can become misaligned. The door lock can then “float” within the strike and rattle.

It’s better to close a car door gently as slamming it will result in rattling noises in the door. Also, many of the door locking mechanisms moving indoor parts are made of plastic. The plastic parts can easily also become misaligned and can contribute to door rattles.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Malaysia
CraigBurrows / Shutterstock.com Malaysia is a popular destination for many tourists today. The country has amazing sights and attractions that you will want to explore....
Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch...
P2159 OBD-II Trouble Code: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2159 P2159 code definition Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance Related Trouble Codes: P2158: Vehicle Speed Sensor B P2160: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Circuit Low P2161:...


Related questions

Q: Power door locks won't open

If the door latch lock cylinder is not unlocking the latch, then the inside door panel would have to be removed in order to access the latch and try and open it; this would be the only way to open...

Q: Can slamming car doors lead to rattling noises in the door?

Slamming your car doors is not good for your car in the long run. Violent actions like this eventually loosen the fasteners that hold your doors together, not to mention that you could also shatter the windows in the doors....

Q: My heat and air turns on without a problem but does not blow very hard (heat blows harder than air). Rattling noise.

The heater and the air conditioner both use the same blower motor. However, Nissan does have two separate fuses for the same unit. One of them can be blown. There are also resistors in the system that can fail. There...