So, I have a new neighbor that owns a 2010 Toyota Highlander (out of warranty). Recently, the vehicle has had a on and off “rattle” type of sound that comes from the rear of the vehicle. He has tried to get it into the dealership to take a look, but since it comes and goes, it’s hard to duplicate it at times.
Anyway, we noticed that if you put the seats down (60/40 split) then push them up with some force the “rattle” stops for awhile. So, we are thinking that this sound is coming from the rear seats. Do you guys have any ideas on what to check? Could it not be “latching” properly? It seems solid when you sit in it and rock, or if you push/pull on them.
We are really not sure where to look at this point? Should we pull the seats?