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Subaru Forester Noise - Rattling & Squeaky Sounds

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Anyone Forester owners here had experienced rattling or squeaky noise seemingly from the rear of car, either boot area or rear passenger seat? 

I just got my XT a few weeks back...awesome drive but interior lots of room for improvement. This light rattling squeaky noise is driving me nuts & I just can't pinpoint the problem. 

Rear center seat belt buckled up or retracted & place securely...rear seats folded down or upright...boot cover aligned with a loose parts secured using double sided tape... styrofoam board placed properly to minimize movements...after all these still can't rid it!

Heard could be the rear seat installation not done properly. What else can it be?

Anyone had the same issues & got it fixed? MI couldn't resolve it when I did my first servicing on Monday... disappointing!

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Hi Paul, I believed you have the integrated GPS system in your ride. Just wondering did you hear any single beep sound even though u are not using the GPS or did not even turn on the infotainment system? It comes on once in awhile at random times, I have brought back twice. Initially Mechanic says he don't know, second time at first servicing, they said its from the Integrated GPS so told me no problem.

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I had collected my XT on 19 Sep 2016. since yesterday i heard a rattling sound when my music has heavy treble and/or bass. trying to pinpoint. first impression seems to suggestion (in my head) plastic piece is not fixed firmly.

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3 hours ago, ajk13 said:

I had collected my XT on 19 Sep 2016. since yesterday i heard a rattling sound when my music has heavy treble and/or bass. trying to pinpoint. first impression seems to suggestion (in my head) plastic piece is not fixed firmly.

Congrats!! 

Mine have that too when I'm over enthusiastic on the bass setting. No issue when treble is max though. I just lower the bass.

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On 8/19/2016 at 0:51 AM, Paul Tay said:

Anyone Forester owners here had experienced rattling or squeaky noise seemingly from the rear of car, either boot area or rear passenger seat? 

I just got my XT a few weeks back...awesome drive but interior lots of room for improvement. This light rattling squeaky noise is driving me nuts & I just can't pinpoint the problem. 

Rear center seat belt buckled up or retracted & place securely...rear seats folded down or upright...boot cover aligned with a loose parts secured using double sided tape... styrofoam board placed properly to minimize movements...after all these still can't rid it!

Heard could be the rear seat installation not done properly. What else can it be?

Anyone had the same issues & got it fixed? MI couldn't resolve it when I did my first servicing on Monday... disappointing!

Paul, I don't know if you are still having this problem, It sounds like a problem I had -- the nuts anchoring the rear seats to the chassis were not properly tightened. I accessed these nuts from the trunk side, just underneath the rear seat backrests.

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Have the problem sorted and the noise actually came from the B Pillar.

There are many loose parts on the seats assembly as well as boot area. Minus all these...it's a awesome car!

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On 9/3/2016 at 8:35 AM, Mian said:

Hi Paul, I believed you have the integrated GPS system in your ride. Just wondering did you hear any single beep sound even though u are not using the GPS or did not even turn on the infotainment system? It comes on once in awhile at random times, I have brought back twice. Initially Mechanic says he don't know, second time at first servicing, they said its from the Integrated GPS so told me no problem.

When fuel indicator is low there will be a beep...as n when you start the car it will beep to get your notice.

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16 hours ago, ajk13 said:

UB is my eattlinf fixed during the 1,000 km servicing. Apparently they had fixed a few frosty (aka forester). See if u want to fix it. 

Thanks for the pointer. I'll give them a bit of noise.

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Anyone Forester owners here had experienced rattling or squeaky noise seemingly from the rear of car, either boot area or rear passenger seat? 

I just got my XT a few weeks back...awesome drive but interior lots of room for improvement. This light rattling squeaky noise is driving me nuts & I just can't pinpoint the problem. 

Rear center seat belt buckled up or retracted & place securely...rear seats folded down or upright...boot cover aligned with a loose parts secured using double sided tape... styrofoam board placed properly to minimize movements...after all these still can't rid it!

Heard could be the rear seat installation not done properly. What else can it be?

 

Paul

I had the same issue. I inserted foam around the plastic ceiling seatbelt retaining receiver. It seemed to fix what I think was the seat belt buckle sliding and clunking inside the plastic housing.

I have suggested a soft inner housing amongst a number of other improvement to Mr and Mrs Subaru to improve.

 

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