Lexus RX 450h Rattle Diagram

Victory Yet Again — 3 for 3!

For the past month I’ve been driven insane by a mysterious rattle sound in the back of Monica, the Lexus RX 450h. I had no idea what started it, why it was rattling, exactly where the rattle was, or how to stop it. It only made the rattling noise when I hit a sharp bump in the road.

It’s been a maddening ordeal of doing everything I could think of to isolate the source of the noise.

Today I had a new thought: What if the noise were coming from the back door of the SUV and not the bottom, sides, seats, plastic pull thingy that hides what’s in the back, etc.

I carefully inspected the back door, found and corrected the problem!!!!

A small never-before-noticed flap attaches to the door to fill in the gap between the very back window and the plastic pull thingy that hides what’s in the back. Apparently, when moving a car load up to the north bay area, it became slightly unattached on one end by all of the things in the trunk area, which was stuffed!

I snapped it back into place, and the rattle is gone! It takes so little to make me happy!

Lexus RX 450h Rattle Diagram
Click to enlarge (Just because you can!)

For those who are also afflicted by hating such audible annoyances, I remind you of this post at tt.us about the never ending beep.