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!
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.