Q: Rattling noise from the door and dashboard

asked by on

My car keeps having an odd rattling noise in the dashboard and also in the driver's door. I'm frustrated because I took it to have it checked and the dealership told me that it's normal. Can this annoying problem be solved?

When it comes to rattles and noises in the doors and dash, the only way to solve them is for a mechanic to drive the car, listen to the noises and determine whether something is loose, parts are out of position, or the noise is from an electronic actuator, or normal wind noises. My suggestion, if you are under warranty, is to take the car to a different dealer to see if they say the same thing. If they do, then have an independent mechanic inspect the source of the noise and give you their diagnosis. Sometimes the dealer does not want to be bothered by these complaints and the next dealer will do everything possible to fix it.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Rattling noise from the door and dashboard

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car losing gas mileage and not much power

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1989 Buick Reatta. Vehicles lose both mileage and power over time - especially after 27 years! The only way to combat this is by keeping up on your maintenance and repairs. A...

Q: Car cannot pick up fuel

The first step is to check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. For your vehicle, pressure should be 30 to 40 PSI while running and 35 to 45 PSI with the engine off. Since you've already replaced the pump, if...

Q: The roof rack runners on my car are lose and making a rattle/whine when I drive fast.

These roof racks are held to the top of the car with a series of bolts and brackets. Over time, these can occasionally work themselves loose and may cause a bit of rattling as you describe. For safety precautions, you...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...