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Passenger Door Rattle (Bass from speaker?)


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#1 OFFLINE   Brian Lewis

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:39 AM

Hi All 14 Fusion Titanium-

 

My front passenger door rattles pretty loudly anytime bass is produced from the speaker I am finding if I push on the door it doesn't really do it... has anyone else had this problem or an easy fix? Some rattle I guess is typically OK but when its more audible than the music playing its an issue...

 

Hoping I don't have to visit the dealer.... 









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#2 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

I have this problem too in my '13 Titanium Hybrid. I find when I press in the lower door it goes away somewhat. Hopefully they find a fix for this.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

Hi All 14 Fusion Titanium-

 

My front passenger door rattles pretty loudly anytime bass is produced from the speaker I am finding if I push on the door it doesn't really do it... has anyone else had this problem or an easy fix? Some rattle I guess is typically OK but when its more audible than the music playing its an issue...

 

Hoping I don't have to visit the dealer.... 

 

 

I have this problem too in my '13 Titanium Hybrid. I find when I press in the lower door it goes away somewhat. Hopefully they find a fix for this.

 

Brian Lewis and Riggo,

 

Your dealer is going to be in the best position to check out this rattle. Once you set up an appointment, PM me your name, phone number, VIN, mileage, and dealer info, and I'll see how I can help!

 

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#4 OFFLINE   mrobinso8

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:54 AM

I have a rattle in my 2013 also.  I thought it was coming from the center screen but my wife's super ears found it was coming from the passenger side rear door.  Noise was present when going over any road with even the slightest roughness.  If door panel is just taped by hand noise is present.  Called dealer this morning and they will fix under warranty.  Taking in Tue am.  Dealer very cooperative since I have almost lived there the last year with 12 volt battery problems which seem to have been fixed. 



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:31 AM

Good to hear it isn't just me.  I bought a (used) 2013 Titanium Hybrid a week ago, largely to have the better stereo.  I was really disappointed when I heard the passenger side woofer buzzing during certain songs or even when certain people were talking.  This was at 50% volume, sometimes lower.  I haven't figured out what dealer I will use for service yet, but I'll get in touch with one ASAP.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:04 AM

Since the woofers are horizontal if anything got through the package shelf it would be laying on the speaker cone.  The other possibility is a warped speaker coil that can touch the magnet when it moves.  Or maybe one of the mounting bolts is loose.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:23 AM

I've had mine in the shop 6 times for this. Next oil change I will have them check again but after two speaker replacements they still haven't fixed this. There's also a rattle in the center console.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

I get a random buzz in the passenger door, but its random, and only happens once in a blue moon.  I do have a thunk when the car is loaded, that is driving me nuts,and the dealer cant find it since, of course the car has to be loaded with 3 adults and 2 children to hear it. 


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

I get a random buzz in the passenger door, but its random, and only happens once in a blue moon.  I do have a thunk when the car is loaded, that is driving me nuts,and the dealer cant find it since, of course the car has to be loaded with 3 adults and 2 children to hear it. 

Maybe you can load the car up with bags of horse feed and drop it by the shop. :yahoo:


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#10 OFFLINE   ChrisAshton84

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Since the woofers are horizontal if anything got through the package shelf it would be laying on the speaker cone.  The other possibility is a warped speaker coil that can touch the magnet when it moves.  Or maybe one of the mounting bolts is loose.

It does sort of sound like something is buzzing against the speaker.  The woofers in the doors are mounted horizontally?!  The other thought I had was it could be resonance at certain frequencies causing the TSB for door rattle, but mine was built on June 5 2013 so it's not under the period that TSB covers.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

He is talking about the sub-woofers in the rear package shelf... the area beneath the rear window for those too young to know what a package shelf is.  :) 


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

It does sort of sound like something is buzzing against the speaker.  The woofers in the doors are mounted horizontally?!  The other thought I had was it could be resonance at certain frequencies causing the TSB for door rattle, but mine was built on June 5 2013 so it's not under the period that TSB covers.

Oops.  I'm talking about the subwoofers on the underside of the package shelf.

The speakers in the front doors are identified in the wiring diagram as tweeter and speaker.  I think it is probably a mid-range speaker.  Those are mounted vertically.  It could still be a sagging voice coil or a loose mount.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

Oops.  I'm talking about the subwoofers on the underside of the package shelf.

The speakers in the front doors are identified in the wiring diagram as tweeter and speaker.  I think it is probably a mid-range speaker.  Those are mounted vertically.  It could still be a sagging voice coil or a loose mount.

Oh, sorry, missed that you were talking about the rear speakers.  I thought I heard a bit of a buzz back there too, but the passenger door is the most noticeable.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:22 AM

Maybe you can load the car up with bags of horse feed and drop it by the shop. :yahoo:

Dont laugh, I had actually given this consideration! 


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:00 PM

I brought my car in for an oil change and for them to look at this issue again. I used a frequency generator app on my phone and pushed it through the car stereo to isolate the frequency. It occurs between 60 and 120Hz (which is where all the good bass is) and it ends up shaking the ENTIRE door panel on the passenger side. The rest of the panels were rock solid.They will see what they can do and I will test it again when I get it back.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:39 PM

I brought my car in for an oil change and for them to look at this issue again. I used a frequency generator app on my phone and pushed it through the car stereo to isolate the frequency. It occurs between 60 and 120Hz (which is where all the good bass is) and it ends up shaking the ENTIRE door panel on the passenger side. The rest of the panels were rock solid.They will see what they can do and I will test it again when I get it back.

What a great idea to isolate the frequency range to be able to clearly demonstrate the issue! Well done!

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

I brought my car in for an oil change and for them to look at this issue again. I used a frequency generator app on my phone and pushed it through the car stereo to isolate the frequency. It occurs between 60 and 120Hz (which is where all the good bass is) and it ends up shaking the ENTIRE door panel on the passenger side. The rest of the panels were rock solid.They will see what they can do and I will test it again when I get it back.

I've been meaning to try something like this too - Ford replaced the speaker (wrong fix in my mind) once already but it immediately started buzzing / rattling for me.  I ran right back to the shop but when the mechanic sat in the passenger seat it didn't happen nearly as much.  I suspect them pulling on the door to close it momentarily tightened up whatever was loose - after driving for a while it's started loosened up and rattles.

 

There is a TSB for passenger door rattle, but mine was built after that TSB's valid period.  When was yours built?


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

4/28/13, the rattle from the TSB is related to something immediately behind the door handle.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:41 PM

Yes yes passenger door speaker does that. Very noticeable when tuned to A.M. Stations. The deep male voices voicing the news set it off.
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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

I am experiencing this problem too and brought it into my dealer. I was told they can't replicate it which just means to me that they didn't want to look into it. It is obviously there if you listen loud enough and at a certain tone. As everyone said, more on the passenger door.

 

Did anyone have any luck with a fix from the dealer for this? 






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