It is Driving Me Crazy - Rattle in Rear Seat

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jalperson, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. jalperson

    jalperson Guest


    I have a 2001 Outback which has a rattle when the passenger side rear
    seatback is in the up position (ie when in position for a passenger). Any
    idea how to squelch the bugger?

    jalperson, Jul 22, 2003
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    Gilles Gour Guest

    Maybe the seat belt buckle staid under the seat and rattles against
    Gilles Gour, Jul 22, 2003
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    Nicolas Dore Guest

    I have a 2000 Legacy wagon (guess your Outback is a wagon too...) that
    makes a noise similar to your car because of a bit of play between the
    lock on the seatback and the ring on the car. I verified that this was
    it by moving the seat back back and forth when it was locked in the up
    position, and there was a bit of play.

    The noise on my car went away after I slammed (lightly) the seatback
    to lock it. The previous owner of my car had put electrical tape
    around the ring to prevent the noise, so that might help with yours.

    Nicolas Dore, Jul 23, 2003
  4. jalperson

    jalperson Guest

    I tried both the slamming and electrical tape techniques; no cigar. I don't
    feel any looseness in the seatback. Sigh.
    jalperson, Jul 26, 2003
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