06 Sonata LX rattles from the front passenger area

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by mbleisch, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. mbleisch

    mbleisch Guest

    I have an 06 Sonata LX and recently I have noticed some (extremely
    annoying) rattling noises coming from the front passenger side area.
    It only occurs when I hit bumps, and in New England weather, the frost
    heaves are everywhere.

    I am not sure if it's the speaker in the passenger door, the actual
    passenger seat, or the glove box. My suspicion of the passenger seat
    is because the noise becomes quite faint when I have a passenger, and
    only more noticable when I hit a bigger bump in the road. My
    reasoning for the glove box is because it seems to become louder when
    I drive with it open. The speaker is a silly thing to think of, it's
    possible, but why after a year did it come loose?

    Hyundaitech....any clues?

    mbleisch, Mar 13, 2007
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    bop Guest

    We have a 2006 Sonata with a similar sound. Couldn't figure it out.
    Turns out it was a rattling leaf underneath the hood near the wipers!
    bop, Mar 13, 2007
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  3. mbleisch

    hyundaitech Guest

    I don't have anything good to report. I've seen cowl rattles, insufficient
    body welding (not structurally), excessive windshield sealing causing the
    cowl to rub, and fenders rubbing on the a-pillar. It'll probably take
    someone digging in to find the noise.

    I say take it the the dealer and let them worry about it. You'll be
    making some dealer technician unhappy, but that's part of the job,
    sometimes. At least it won't be me this time. I'm not in New England.
    hyundaitech, Mar 13, 2007
  4. mbleisch

    Darby OGill Guest

    you might search this group for similar post, I think others have discussed
    something like it.
    I had a creak really, not so much a rattle...only in cold weather over
    washboard surfaces and at hiway expansion joints. As it disappeared over,
    say, 50 degrees, I ignored it.
    I did mention it to the dealer when in for routine maintenance. I cleaned
    out the car, bins ,and truck just in case they would look for it. When I got
    my car back, the mechanic complained I had too much loose stuff in the car
    to chase a rattle! I had a small stuffed animal on the dash!....Well, low
    and behold, the rattle was gone...they fixed it though no mention of fix is
    on the repair order..........I think some suspect windshield/dash panel fit.
    Darby OGill, Mar 13, 2007
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    Deck Guest

    I have wind noise on Psgr side and the drivers seat clunks when I start and
    stop. Haven't been to dealer with it yet..
    I really HATE new cars...always something needs fixing. Not as bad as it
    was years ago though!
    Deck, Mar 13, 2007
  6. mbleisch

    Wayne Moses Guest

    Reply to message from "Deck" <> (Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:01:43)
    about "Re: 06 Sonata LX rattles from the front passenger area":

    D> I really HATE new cars...always something needs fixing.

    I have a 1996 vehicle that is in that situation. OTOH my 2005 Tib never had
    anything that needed fixing.

    Best Regards
    Wayne Moses <> Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:28:49 -0500

    === Posted with Qusnetsoft NewsReader 3.3
    Wayne Moses, Mar 13, 2007
  7. mbleisch

    mbleisch Guest

    I do recall prior posts in this group regarding noises from the
    windshield. I had the same noises until I had my windshield replaced
    the noises went away. The problem was mentioned to the tech who did
    the replacement, he said it is a common problem with the robotics in
    the manufacturing process 'slam' the windshield onto the seal,
    crushing the seal and not allowing enough adhesive to bond. Made
    complete sense to me.

    The noises I am hearing are different than the windshield. The source
    seems to generate in the area of the floor/firewall of the passenger

    Hyundaitech - Is the cowl something that I can fix? Maybe by cutting
    away excess sealant from the windshield? Also, I noticed one area on
    the front passenger floor that 'pops' everytime I put my weight on
    it. It's like something isn't attached beneath the carpet.

    mbleisch, Mar 14, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    You can remove the cowl and then drive the car to see if the noise goes

    Since the area that pops is in the same vicinity as your noise, I'd
    suspect they have the same cause. Typically, noises like this are caused
    by two pieces of sheet metal that rub together when the body flexes.

    The last time I worked on a car that had a noise with such a cause, the
    noise was coming from the right upper corner windshield. I ended up
    sending it to the body shop with instructions to spot weld five places in
    the corner to prevent the rubbing when the body flexes. Came back quiet.
    hyundaitech, Mar 14, 2007
  9. mbleisch

    hyundaitech Guest

    You can remove the cowl and drive the car to see if the noise persists.

    Since you report a popping when you put pressure on the passenger
    floorboard, I'd suspect that's the origin of the noise you're hearing.
    It's roughly the same area. Chances are that two pieces of sheet metal
    are rubbing when the body flexes over bumps. If that's the case, you'll
    want the dealer to find the issue and instruct a good body shop on where
    to spot weld to keep the panels from rubbing.
    hyundaitech, Mar 14, 2007
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    Deck Guest

    Well I guess the posts got too long on the other site where we were
    discussing This. BUT:
    I went to my laptop on wifi on another ISP and I can't read these posts.
    I went to my friend's house with the same result. Went to the Library
    with same result... Must be the air in California causing it!!:)
    Deck, Mar 14, 2007
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    kaboom Guest

    **Nah. I can't read Wayne's posts either. It looks like gibberish :)
    It's probably how our newsreaders are handling whatever he's using to
    post or something like that.

    kaboom, Mar 15, 2007
  12. mbleisch

    Wayne Moses Guest

    Reply to message from (kaboom) (Wed, 14 Mar 2007
    19:05:57) about "Re: =?Windows-1252?Q?Re=3A=2006=20Sonata=20LX=20rattles=

    k> **Nah. I can't read Wayne's posts either. It looks like gibberish :)
    k> It's probably how our newsreaders are handling whatever he's using to
    k> post or something like that.

    Well I just changed the default encoding from Western European (Windows) to
    Western European (ISO), and left the text format as Quoted Printable.

    There are others aho don't have the problems you are having and I hope that
    with these changes they can still read my posts.

    Best Regards
    Wayne Moses <> Wed, 14 Mar 2007 19:55:30 -0500

    === Posted with Qusnetsoft NewsReader 3.3
    Wayne Moses, Mar 15, 2007
  13. mbleisch

    Ned Hamilton Guest

    Try securing the passenger head restraint.
    Ned Hamilton, Mar 15, 2007
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    Deck Guest

    But first....I would have to know what a newsreader is! Wayne's are the
    only posts that I cant read! Sorry Wayne. If there is a way to change the
    newsreader, I don't know about it. Funny I can read any post on any forum
    except his on here. We WILL all get along,. It's not a matter of national
    Deck, Mar 15, 2007
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    Eric G. Guest

    I can read Wayne's posts fine, although they are formatted rather
    strangely. Like a cross between HTML and ASCII. He is using Qusnetsoft
    NewsReader as his newsreader. I'll try to do some research and
    see if I can figure out what the problem is.

    Eric G., Mar 15, 2007
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    Eric G. Guest

    This is a news reader for a device with Pocket PC on it. It seems to me
    that it sends messages out through the Outlook client. As such, there are
    too many variables for me to figure it out without a device of my own to
    experiment with. Wayne, check your Outlook settings and see if anything
    seems out of the ordinary.

    Eric G., Mar 15, 2007
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    Wayne Moses Guest

    Thanks Eric. It was working fine all along until these recent
    complaints. Now I cannot update the Newsgroups on the Pocket PC.

    It does not actually go through Outlook. Quesenetsoft Newsreader
    connects to the NNTP server through the USB port via ActiveSync and
    can do so witelessly without the laptop being on.

    I will have to troubleshoot this over the weekend. This message should
    ve readable and is being sent via Agent -- one of the best PC-based
    newsreaders on the market. I just wished the authors would make one
    for the PPC and then I could get rid of the Russian Qusenetsoft

    Best Regards,
    Wayne Moses | Houston, Texas
    2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 5-speed
    Wayne Moses, Mar 16, 2007
  18. mbleisch

    Wayne Moses Guest

    Simply a program to allow the user to connect to NNTP servers and
    download USENET newsgroups such as this one.

    I will be looking into this on the weekend. Thanks for the help.

    Best Regards,
    Wayne Moses | Houston, Texas
    2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 5-speed
    Wayne Moses, Mar 16, 2007
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    Eric G. Guest

    LOL. I can feel your pain. After years and years of experimentation, I
    finally went with Xnews. I agree that Agent is an excellent program,
    but when dealing with binaries, I found Xnews to be just a little more
    efficient for my needs.

    Interesting that it doesn't need Outlook. Although I admit readin
    through the broken English was a bit difficult.

    Eric G., Mar 16, 2007
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    Deck Guest

    this one was clear as a bell....thanks Wayne
    Deck, Mar 16, 2007
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