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So recently I've been getting a weird mystery rattle in the dash.. close to the windshield in the center. It sounds like plastic, but applying pressure to any of the dash panels doesn't make it go away while driving. When I lean closer it sounds like it's coming from INSIDE the dash area, but it's very constant. Last night I went through and removed everything from the glove box, bottom storage cubby, anything that might be causing the problem that isn't part of the car and it's still there. 

 

Is anyone else experiencing this? My DJ is a 2017 Crossroad Plus, and it has about 18k on it now. I know this sounds like a little thing, but it is driving me NUTS!!! Thanks!

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Sorry to say, but it could be literally anything. If you can duplicate it, take it to the dealer and show them.  

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18 minutes ago, jkeaton said:

Sorry to say, but it could be literally anything. If you can duplicate it, take it to the dealer and show them.  

 

Oh I know, I just wanted to check on here and see if anyone else has the same problem or had gotten a similar rattle fixed. Especially if it's something I can remedy myself without spending a whole day at the dealer! 

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From my experience on those types of rattles (and those types happen on all cars, lol) its where the plastic meets the windshield or buried inside with some plastic part rubbing/hitting something else. Very difficult to track down.

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2 hours ago, lmoore1436 said:

So recently I've been getting a weird mystery rattle in the dash.. close to the windshield in the center. It sounds like plastic, but applying pressure to any of the dash panels doesn't make it go away while driving. When I lean closer it sounds like it's coming from INSIDE the dash area, but it's very constant. Last night I went through and removed everything from the glove box, bottom storage cubby, anything that might be causing the problem that isn't part of the car and it's still there. 

 

Is anyone else experiencing this? My DJ is a 2017 Crossroad Plus, and it has about 18k on it now. I know this sounds like a little thing, but it is driving me NUTS!!! Thanks!

Hi lmoore1436,

 

Please feel free to reach out to us in a PM with your VIN if we can help schedule an appointment at your Dodge dealership to have this checked out.

 

Kori

Dodge Social Care Specialist

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I have a similar rattle.  Maybe the same rattle.  Mine originates from the passenger side at the base of the windshield.  Only occurs at highway speeds.   Changes with side or head winds.  Pressure on my dash has no effect.   I have looked at the outside mirror, rubber seal trim around the windshield, the plastic in the wheel well, the wipers, and the plastic shield along the base of the the windshield.   I have messed with and made changes to these here and there to no avail.  I have given up.  I would love to rid my DJ of this rattle, though.   Any info is welcomed. 

 

Peace. 

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On 10/6/2017 at 3:01 PM, DodgeCares said:

Hi lmoore1436,

 

Please feel free to reach out to us in a PM with your VIN if we can help schedule an appointment at your Dodge dealership to have this checked out.

 

Kori

Dodge Social Care Specialist

 

Thanks for that! It's not something that's worrying so I'm just going to wait until I take it in for my next oil change, but I appreciate the offer to help! I just wanted to see if there was something I could troubleshoot by myself first. 

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On 10/7/2017 at 12:44 AM, redtomatoman said:

I have a similar rattle.  Maybe the same rattle.  Mine originates from the passenger side at the base of the windshield.  Only occurs at highway speeds.   Changes with side or head winds.  Pressure on my dash has no effect.   I have looked at the outside mirror, rubber seal trim around the windshield, the plastic in the wheel well, the wipers, and the plastic shield along the base of the the windshield.   I have messed with and made changes to these here and there to no avail.  I have given up.  I would love to rid my DJ of this rattle, though.   Any info is welcomed. 

 

Peace. 

 

I read through a different forum that someone had the same type rattle, they actually had 2 things they had to get fixed to get rid of it. They said the debris guard by the wipers needed to have one of the rubber clips replaced and their A/C hoses weren't tied down properly underneath the dash. They also mentioned that the only way to access the hoses was through the engine bay. Maybe that could be something to look into for yours? Mine is at all speeds though and seems to come directly from the center, it's not  big deal but it definitely tugs at my OCD strings, haha

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My 2013 had a rattle that was difficult to pinpoint. My wife noticed it was loudest when she put her ear on the arm rest and listened in the Storage bin. It turned out to be the heat shield under the center of the floor. I put fender washers under the retainer nuts and the problem is gone.

Hank

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