Infiniti 2006 G35, rattle in door


#1

I have a rapid vibration rattle in the drives side door that comes and goes. The dealer’s service people hear it on road tests, but can’t fix. Any advice?


#2

Did they tell you what they think it is? Why can’t they fix it? Is it because they don’t know what it is, or can’t they reach it? Last question: is this car still in warranty, and is this a warrantable problem (read your warranty)?


#3

a 2006 car should have a warranty. but, either way, you should have them take off the inner door panel, and look in there.

did the car have a new glass window installed by any chance over the last two years?

have you looked down into the window (with the glass rolled down) with a flashlight, and looked for pen, pencil or other stuff down there?


#4

The problem could be related to the inside latch rod. These are often wrapped in a few spots with foam to prevent rattles.
Sometimes the foam moves around a bit and a rattle will develop. The inside door panel will need to come off.

What are the details behind the inability to repair this? Is this a matter of telling you that warranty will not cover it and you may have to foot the bill?
Warranty will cover a defect if something is broken or due to workmanship. Warranty will not cover something that may be caused by rough roads shaking something loose, things going out of adjustment, etc.