OBS dashboard/firewall buzz

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by rpmdb, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. rpmdb

    rpmdb Guest

    2010 OBS with auto transmission. Mileage: 2600+

    Symptom: Buzzing coming from under the dash to the right of the center
    console, up underneath near firewall. It happens only at low rpm range
    when engine is under load such as going up a small grade. The noise
    has a metallic/glass-like sound. I think it's inside.

    The dealer has now made two attempts to find this noise, and it's
    driving my wife crazy. They've replaced a heat shield and re-mounted a
    line on the firewall near the cabin air filter assembly; both outside
    the cabin.

    Advice anyone? Has anyone experienced or heard of this?
    rpmdb, Jul 27, 2010
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  2. You might experiment with changing the climate control settings
    around; heat/cool, recirc/fresh. maybe it's a 'blend door' or

    I dunno just a suggestion.
    1 Lucky Texan, Jul 27, 2010
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    Big Jim Guest

    The new outbacks seem to be plagued with problems- uncurable wheel
    vibration etc. I think I'll pass on subaruuntil they remember what
    made the outback great. They only need to look at the 2000-2004. The
    new one tries to be an SUV but it's not. It's n
    ot a car either so it wont handle as well.
    Big Jim, Jul 27, 2010
  4. rpmdb

    rpmdb Guest

    The OBS is essentially an Impreza, not a full-sized Outback. Just an FYI.
    rpmdb, Jul 27, 2010
  5. rpmdb

    rpmdb Guest

    Not a bad one either. It even may turn out to be temperature sensitive.

    Good suggestion. Thanks.
    rpmdb, Jul 27, 2010
  6. Here is the definition of "dashboard buzz"....

    Hachiroku $B%O%A%m%/(B, Jul 28, 2010
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    rpmdb Guest

    rpmdb, Jul 28, 2010
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    Zeppo Guest

    I had a noise like this driving me crazy for a few weeks in my Santa Fe. Had
    my mechanic check it when I had it in for an oil change. He found it was
    coming from an empty CD case in the door pocket on the passenger side. I
    felt a bit sheepish, to say the least.

    Zeppo, Jul 28, 2010
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    rpmdb Guest

    Honestly, that kind of thing is exactly what I checked for initially.
    I looked everywhere for any possession that might cause this.

    Because I had your scenario happen to me about ten years ago. :)
    rpmdb, Jul 28, 2010
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