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Old 03-14-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Passenger Seat Rattle

anyone ever experience a rattling passenger seat while cruising along? The back of the seat shakes causing a annoying noise. If you grab the seat it will stop.. Any ideas? Can the seat back be tightned down any?

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Old 03-14-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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What is you change the angle of the seat-back or the position?
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:15 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply.. I have tried to change the seat back position.. and it helps "slightly" however, not enough. Unless I move seat back way back (into the roll bar) then it stops squeeking / rattling. It seems the seat back has too much "play" in it? I can grab it and move it slightly back and forth and creat the same sound.... Just wondering if the seat back can be slightly tightened down?
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:52 AM   #4
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I have exactly the same rattle in my 01 and, unfortunately, haven't yet figured out how to fix it. Hopefully, someone will have an answer

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Old 03-15-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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I complained about the same early on to the dealership. Same problem - the thing could really get going, so there was a 1-2" swing going at the top of the seat. Well, when I told them about it, they gave me one of those looks... after other experiences with them I was glad they didn't screw with it after all.

It seemed to go away on its own over time. Maybe "the look" fixed it.
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I have no other reason to go to the dealer, but if having the service advisor "look" at it solves the problem, I'll make an appointment tomorrow.
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resurrecting an old thread. Has anyone else had this problem? I have an annoying rattle from the passenger side. It goes away when someone is sitting there....very difficult to troubleshoot.
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Relieve the tension on the seat bolts....

...loosen the seat bolts and then Re-tighten them. Sometimes you can get a “sympathetic vibration” and those can be eliminated by relieving tension and then reapplying it on the part.

It’s free. Easy. And can’t hurt to try.
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It also could be the seat belt latch. Sometimes it vibrates on the door panel. Isolate that first.
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I'll try those things. It does seem like a resonant vibration in the seat. If I put a little weight on the top it doesn't rattle. Maybe the seat is a little lose in its tracks. I dunno.
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Okay its fixed. I was feeling behind the passenger seat while driving trying again to see what it might be. It turned out to be a loose coat hook. I didn't even know it had one. You gotta get an easy one now and then.

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