Drive a GLi, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It's a ton of car for the money, very very good value, and crazy potential if you're into modding. (mine is a fully loaded Autobahn btw)
I'd like to submit a new rattle to the thread, thankfully with an obvious fix...
The rearview mirror casing on my '14 GLI tends to rattle at higher speeds and when it's humid outside. It comes across as a faint high pitched buzzing that is very noticeable even at 70-80mph.
What's interesting is I've had my car for a year now, and until this time I thought that noise was coming from either the base of windshield or head unit area. Both are known rattles mentioned by OP. I've even had my dealer install foam insulation behind the head unit as suggested. But the other day I put my ear up near the head liner, and to my shock....it was all coming from the stupidly fitted plastic bezel that goes around the mirror. I literally started laughing out loud.
So if you press on the thing a little, it'll stop immediately. And since it's intermittent anyway, pressing it every so often isn't a pain. I'm just glad to put a stop to that ridiculous noise.
Balance is Everything.
If you have fender audio system there will be an amp below passanger seat. It will be in a stryrofoam case which for me caused ALOT of squecky noises that drove me nuts. I drive 300-400 miles a week. Believe me, take that styrofoam case off, and go get some velcro sticky tape at hobby lobby and put that on the amp, and that will keep the amp in place on the carpet floor without all the squeeky noises. Another thing I did was take the glove box out, and the right and left dash covers off and took some screws out and put rubber washers from home depot between where the plastic and the metal clips contact and put the screws back in place. I also noticed the back plastic where the rear window is was loose, so I put an eraser in the left corner of the plastic so it is tight against the window. A pernament fix would be to find some 3m double sided tape and cut about 2 inches, and stack 4 pieces of tape so its like a big sticky wedge and [place it there so you can't see it (because its clear tape) Hope it helped.
Got my 2016 GLI SEL. Love the car honestly, much better put together, at least interior, than my 2012 GLI. I have an annoying rattle coming from the shifter trim area. It rattles on certain bumps and certain road surfaces. If i put my finger on the trim piece and put some pressure, instantly stops and cabin is quiet. I know some others on here have mentioned it, wondering what the tactics will be with the dealer when i bring it in for "repair" or if i should try something on my own (jam some insulation under there)
After about 10K miles my 2015 Jetta SEL developed an annoying rattle coming from rear deck area when driven over certain roads. At first I thought it was the subwoofer or the rear deck itself. But they all seemed solidly attached. It turns out the rear headrests were vibrating when in the fully seated position. Odd. When I raised them 1 inch the noise was eliminated. They have been silent now for several thousand miles.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
In mid-level trim cars (like my TDI) I think there is a Bluetooth receiver under the passenger seat that is in a similar Styrofoam block. I sometimes get an annoying sound from the passenger side and now I'm wondering if that's what it is.
Also it's weird how cold weather really sets things off-- from Spring until Fall my car is pretty much quiet but if your car isn't garaged it will really make strange sounds in the cold.
Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
On another note, anyone else experience the headliner rattle on a 2015 GLI SEL?
I have a 2016 Jetta TSI. I am getting an annoying rattle coming from the front of the dash, up near the windshield. Sounds to me like it's coming out of the defroster vent.
I checked the rain gutter in under the hood and it is secure. The odd thing is that the rattle only comes on after I have been driving for 30 minutes or so. It is not dependent on engine RPM and is evident at all speeds when going over a bump. I tried cycling through the ventilation settings, that doesn't do anything. I pressed on the dashboard and all the trim, that makes no difference.
I'm taking it in soon to get the plates put on and have them look at the wind noise around the driver's window. I will ask them about this as well. The problem is, I doubt they will take the time to drive it around for a half hour so they can check out the noise. I suppose I can let them know ahead of time and just swing by and pick up a tech. My daughter works at the dealership, so I can probably get her to pull some strings!
Current VWs owned: 2015 Jetta SE with Connectivity (Mine), 2015 Jetta SE (sons), 2003 Jetta GL 2SLOW (Wife's car)
Previous New VWs owned: 87 Jetta GL, 95 Jetta GLS, 95 Passat GLX, 01 Golf GL, 02 Passat Wagon, 08 Jetta S, 2011 Tiguan S 4Motion
Brought car in to activate my $1k credit cards and mentioned that there was a rattle behind the dash at low rpms. Dealer said there is a technical bulletin 80-15-01 that states there is a missing screw in between heater core pipes. They had to order it however so it's not some ordinary screw. But it worked - no more rattle
Rear deck was rattling due to Fender audio. I put tennis balls to stop it, but they just push the deck up into the glass and it rattles against that. So I took them out after a couple months, and the bass doesn't rattle it too much anymore. But now it just CONSTANTLY rattles due to my stiff suspension/bumps and I just don't know what to do anymore my life is in shambles. Is there something I can do to stop this?
Im getting the sub deck rattle. Got in there and noticed that the previous owner had already stuffed it with rags and that seems to work for the common rattle everyone is getting. The rattle im having it more of a high pitch squeak. Crawled in there and shook it around by hand and noticed it was one of the bolts that secures the bass to the top deck. Tightened it and the rest down and it went away. About a week later it came back but everything is still tight. Its somewhat rare that it happens now, but i cant seem to hunt it down.