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Hey Guys,

I've put about 1,300 miles on my new 2014 Stingray so far. It's a 3lt with z51 and MRC. I Just did a long road trip of about 630 miles and boy did it expose some annoying rattles in my new car.

Rattles can be very hard to track down and fix so I was hoping that we could work together and figure these out as they annoy the crap out of me and damper my excitement for this new car.

So far this is what I'm hearing:

RATTLES
  • 1) On Idle - After reading over the forum I believe this is the Torque tube rattle. My rattle isn't as loud as the one in the video posted here but definitely audible. (Potentially identified and fixable by replacing Torque tube)
  • 2) Driving at speed with slight acceleration - This one is bad! It generally happens when i'm driving at speeds of 30-50 and then slightly accelerate. Sounds like it's coming from the engine or wheel area and sounds terrible.
  • 3) Back right of car - This seems to be coming from the back right of my passenger seat. Not sure if it's the speaker behind the seat, the net attachment, or even the roof lock. This one is pretty consistent but I haven't been able to narrow it down.
  • Middle air vent - I'm not getting this one but read elsewhere that there can be rattle in the AC vent above the navigation

FIXES FOR ABOVE RATTLES
  • 1) On Idle -(Potentially identified and fixable by replacing Torque tube)
  • 2) Fixed! Necessary to secure Left front head lamp assembly, left front lower control arm air defector tape, front fascia chrome trim. TSB 71-1273995659 "Necessary to install new belt tensioner for known case and fix"[/B]
  • 3) Fixed! Repair states: "Right rear shock dust boot loose and noisy, Necessary to re-secure right rear shock dust boot. Noise still present. Found one missing clip from healing rear trim panel. Necessary to install new clip"
  • 4) ?
 

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The rear passenger side rattle (speaker area) is being looked at by my dealer in Houston. I rode in the passenger seat and it seemed to be a wind noise/rattle back there. I will keep you posted as I find out more.


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Wow, makes me think twice now if I should cancel my order and buy a different car from a different manufacturer?
 
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Messin18, here's a picture that helped two others fix a rattle that sounds just like yours. Looking at this picture, the person loosened the screw about 4 1/2" below where he is pointing to, then inserted a thin, rubber "gasket" into the area his finer is pointing to, then re-tightened the screw. Problem solved. A piece of felt, with sticky on one side would also work magic. I also heard, regarding the rear speaker, that that problem has been previously noted and easily fixed also. Good luck on fixing the first and your other rattles.

 

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Hey Elegant,

Thanks for the photo. Was this the rattle I describe in my third bullet? (back right of car)
 

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Yes, your third " bullet," and your description of it sounds just like others. Wonder if GM will fix this by soon adding additional "gasketing" in this area, an additional screw at the top rear corner, etc?

When you build a new generation car, Corvette or otherwise, with an average of 5,000 new parts, while a pain to first year buyers, no car company gets all 5,000 perfect right out of the box. Even Consumer Reports states, that they don't care if it is a Rolls Royce or a Bentley, they recommend waiting until the second year of a greatly changed model.

Hope this fixes one of your rattles, and the others get addressed soon too!
 

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Messin18, here's a picture that helped two others fix a rattle that sounds just like yours. Looking at this picture, the person loosened the screw about 4 1/2" below where he is pointing to, then inserted a thin, rubber "gasket" into the area his finer is pointing to, then re-tightened the screw. Problem solved. A piece of felt, with sticky on one side would also work magic. I also heard, regarding the rear speaker, that that problem has been previously noted and easily fixed also. Good luck on fixing the first and your other rattles.

I just picked mine up from the dealer and 3 techs said they could not hear anything abnormal. Multiple friend of mine have mentioned the noise and I have heard it myself from the passenger seat. Very frustrating.

Anyway, what about the rear speaker issue mentioned above? My rattle seams to be in or behind the speaker box mentioned.






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I have the passenger side rear speaker rattle and have been able to isolate it exactly to the top edge of the speaker grill. My friend drove my car while I squirmed around from the passenger seat and I was able to put my finger on the vibration and eliminate it. Let my finger off and the rattle came back.

However I have not been able to remove the rear side panel in order to get to the backside of that panel where the speaker grill appears to be mounted. I did stuff some silicone tape into the crack along the speaker grill and that helped a little until the tape became dislodged.

Anyone know how to remove the rear speaker panel?

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Ask glen e; he wrenches on everything. LOL :)
 

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I have the same problem. It is very cold sensitive in my car. I took it back to the dealer. The problem is with the trim piece around the passenger side rear window. they have been unable to resolve the problem after multiple attempts. They kept it for a week tried a different fix each day, and every morning it would rattle while the was cold. They believe the part is "mismolded". GM does not have the part in stock and there is no table on getting it (which leads me to believe they are aware of the problem). The dealer put a piece of carpet behind it (temp fix) and told me they would call me when the part was in stock.
 

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Sorry more than a few are experiencing rattles. Rattles are intensively annoying to me, though my wife doesn't seem to hear any of them.

Hopefully all of your rattles get resolved soon!
 

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wow I got my first "interior" rattle and it is coming from front dash , so damn annoying was fine until about 2300 miles, I know if I take it to dealership they will say something that will P!ss me off, any way too fix that?
 

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wow I got my first "interior" rattle and it is coming from front dash , so damn annoying was fine until about 2300 miles, I know if I take it to dealership they will say something that will P!ss me off, any way too fix that?
Can't you find a dealership with a service manager who genuinely will care about your satisfaction?
 
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I have the same problem. It is very cold sensitive in my car. I took it back to the dealer. The problem is with the trim piece around the passenger side rear window. they have been unable to resolve the problem after multiple attempts. They kept it for a week tried a different fix each day, and every morning it would rattle while the was cold. They believe the part is "mismolded". GM does not have the part in stock and there is no table on getting it (which leads me to believe they are aware of the problem). The dealer put a piece of carpet behind it (temp fix) and told me they would call me when the part was in stock.
Yeah this is why I'm trying to hopefully come up with a good idea of what all my Rattles are before taking it to the dealer. But rattle 1 and 2 are bad enough to where I may just bring it in sooner rather than later.
 

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Sorry but I couldn't hear anything but road noise. If the rattle can be drowned out by the stereo, I won't be annoyed by it. :)
 

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I have the same problem. It is very cold sensitive in my car. I took it back to the dealer. The problem is with the trim piece around the passenger side rear window. they have been unable to resolve the problem after multiple attempts. They kept it for a week tried a different fix each day, and every morning it would rattle while the was cold. They believe the part is "mismolded". GM does not have the part in stock and there is no table on getting it (which leads me to believe they are aware of the problem). The dealer put a piece of carpet behind it (temp fix) and told me they would call me when the part was in stock.
The new trim piece came in this week. The dealer tech told me the original piece had a seam that was held with plastic rivets which didn't t hold. The new replacement is welded had does rattle. My stingray was delivered in Oct, so it was a relatively early build.
 

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My rear passenger side rattle has gotten worse. I will be taking it back to the dealer for more inspection on Monday. I would also like to know the part number you had replaced


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