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BT20



Member Since: 12 Jun 2018
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MY14 RRS rear end rattle?

This is my first venture into the RRSport forum. I have recently bought a MY14 RRS (SE) in fuji white with contrasting black roof. With upgraded LR alloys and AB trim, the car looks amazing. The only issue I have is a rattle which is only audible at low speed and/or when cornering. It sounds as though there is a golf ball in the boot compartment which moves forwards / backwards and side to side. I have removed the spare wheel and accessories and looked under the seats in the rear but cannot find anything loose, (or a stray golf ball for that matter!). The vehicle has just turned 53K and is still covered by the 5 year LR service plan. I took the car for a major service last week and asked the main LR dealership in Belfast to try to find the fault. The technicians reported hearing the noise at the rear and also a similar noise in the central console area which I had not heard. They told me that to strip the console out, etc would cost in excess of £400 on labour alone. The vehicle is still under a dealership warranty. The car was also MOT'd before I took delivery in May. This is my first RRS and I have long wanted this vehicle. I hope this is not an emerging fault that could become a serious issue. Before I return to the dealership, has anyone else encountered a similar issue and what was the outcome?

Previously - Owned from new 2014 -18 Evoque Pure Tech - excellent runner over the 4 years that I had the car. No complaints.

Post #558826 Wed Jun 13 2018 12:44am
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I wonder if what you are hearing is fuel tank slap which is a well known issue when the tank is getting down to half full and there is a factory fix for it but it reduces the tank capacity a little. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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blueanchorinn



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I find that unless the rear seatbelt buckles are slid up onto where they emerge from behind the seat that they rattle on the plastic trim between the seat and door

Post #558842 Wed Jun 13 2018 8:41am
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BT20



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Thanks for the responses. I have put the seat belt buckles up as high as they can go and the noise is still there.

The car is presently just under half full of diesel. I shall fill it up today and see if that makes any difference.

Post #558861 Wed Jun 13 2018 10:51am
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BT20



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Now filled the car full of diesel but the noise is still there. In the process of stripping out the back spare tyre, wheel jack, etc but when I took another test drive, with seats down, I can still hear the noise. Frustrating !!

Post #558876 Wed Jun 13 2018 1:29pm
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IRBails



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Rattles I have diagnosed as follows:=

Rear Luggage compartment blind/cover
Rear seat belts
Front belts inside front pillars.

I haven't bothered with these as they are intermittent and I know what they are.

Hope you find it doesn't sound like a mechanical issue . M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #558910 Wed Jun 13 2018 10:20pm
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