2015 VW Passat 1.8t is making a rhythmic noise (video)

Hi everyone,

I have been having this “weird” noise on and off for a month or two now. It’s a rhythmic noise that doesn’t seem to coincide with anything else going on. Such as the RPMs stay steady, as well as the electric, A/C etc. It will increase in volume also, seemingly when I speed up but still stays the same tempo. I am not sure if it does it on the HWY as the road noise drowns it out.

I tried to record it the best I could, hopefully it can be heard after a second or so in.

Any help is most appreciated!

It sounds like a timing chain rub.


I have the same car with the same noise. Have not found any cause. Drives me crazy.
Car runs fine, 60000 miles.