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Rattle (and how I stopped it)

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#1 OFFLINE   machoman1337


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 09:44 PM

For a while I thought there was something loose inside the driver's side B-pillar and it was extremely annoying. Every time I went over bumps or simply gave the gas pedal a little more pressure, I'd hear a clacking noise coming from the B-pillar area. The Premium ESP unfortunately doesn't cover rattles, so I was getting ready to use a third party mechanic, until a friend helped me diagnose exactly where the noise was coming from.


It wasn't actually the B-pillar. It was the bottom part of the seat belt, the piece that attaches to the floor (circled in red in the attached photo). It was constantly knocking against the plastic bottom part of my seat, producing the rattle that was driving me crazy for over a month.


I've solved the problem for now by sticking a piece of soft foam to the plastic bottom part of the driver's seat, so that the seat belt knocks against that instead and produces almost no sound. It works, but it's kinda ugly and eventually that double sided tape will lose its stickyness and the foam will fall off. 


Anyone have a more elegant and permanent solution? 

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My precious: 2013 Fusion Hybrid SE Ice Storm - Luxury Package (Dune), Navigation, Tech Package, Active Park Assist, Moonroof (ugh), 18" premium painted luxury wheels. Built in July 2012, bought CPO (former demonstrator) in May 2014. 6.3L/100 km lifetime fuel economy


Current temporary ride: 2003 Lexus LS430 w/navigation and parking sensors. Bought in December 2002, selling when I graduate

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#2 OFFLINE   Texasota


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 11:46 AM

A piece of window weather strip (foam) wrapped around the top half of that seat belt pod might do the trick and not look as intrusive.

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#3 OFFLINE   tr7driver


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 03:28 PM

You might try putting one of those felt pads you put on the bottom of chair legs on the side of the seat belt pod.  I doubt you would even see it.

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