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Old 05-11-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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I noticed a rattle coming from the front driver's side last night. I took my Vue out this morning to see if I was imagining things last night. Every time I go over a bump or a dip that is on the driver's side I get a rattle that could be metal or plastic, but when the dip or bump is just on the passenger side I don't notice any new noise. Also, It seems to happen whether the clutch is in or out. Any ideas on what might be loose? I checked the panels to see if something had bounced up inside and lodged itself - but I couldn't find anything obvious. I also pushed up and down on the front drivers side and front passengers side - and I couldn't replicate the noise. Any ideas?

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Old 05-11-2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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I had a really bad rattle in my passenger door for about 3 weeks. I was 2 days away from taking the VUE in for some other service and the rattle went away. It's been 3 weeks and it hasn't come back. So I guess my solution is to make an appointment to take the VUE into the dealership. That should scare it away.

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Old 05-11-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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I had a really bad rattle in my passenger door for about 3 weeks. I was 2 days away from taking the VUE in for some other service and the rattle went away. It's been 3 weeks and it hasn't come back. So I guess my solution is to make an appointment to take the VUE into the dealership. That should scare it away.
I've got an appointment for saturday - hopefully that works.

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Old 05-11-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: rattle on front driver's side

My 2006 V6 FWD goes in to the dealer tomorrow for the same rattle problem you have. Along with warped front rotors (only 10,000 km, 75% of it highway), rattle at top of driver's door, static on FM radio stations (local stations) and squeaky suspension. All simple annoyances but I am sure the tech will take 5 seconds and say "cannot duplicate" on most. Hope I am wrong.

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Old 05-12-2006, 01:37 AM   #5
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They will probably turn the rotors one time each, reprogram the BCM with an updated calibration for hte radio, and probably blame the rattle, if duplicated, on Sway bar end links or caliper guide pin bushings. At least if you came to me at my dealer!!!

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Old 05-12-2006, 09:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: rattle on front driver's side

Bingo on the caliper pins being replaced........all the other stuff was "cannot duplicate". No biggie, its just small stuff and I kind of expect "small stuff" from an American car.

On a brighter note, the Ion they lent me was impressive. I was pretty sure I would hate it.....not a luxury car by any means but defintely better than I expected. I gotta stop listening to the "expert reports".....

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Old 05-15-2006, 11:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: rattle on front driver's side

Have dealer check upper strut mounts and front links.. I have had the same problem and have had both replaced twice...

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