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Toyota Avalon, Suspension, Sedan
Dec 12, 2009 (9:05 pm)
Hello people... I have an 07 XLS and absolutely love the car, with one exception. In cold wx ( approx. 45 degrees and colder ) there is a rattle sound. It actually sounds as if it's coming from the dash board area on the passenger side, but in reality it's coming from the moon roof. I know it's the moon roof because the last time I heard the rattle, I placed my hand on the moonroof and applied pressure.. the rattle stopped.. the second I took my hand off the moon roof, the rattle started right back up again. The good news is (A) this only happens in cold wx, and here in Louisiana we only get 2 or 3 months of wx cold enough to cause the rattle and (B) the rattle only lasts until the heater warms up the car. Once the interior temp warms up, ( 3 or 4 minutes after cold start ) the rattle stops. I think that pretty much shows the rattle is caused by contraction and expansion. Wish it wasn't there but no big deal. The dealer said they could send my car to trim shop where they would have to remove the headliner to work on the moon roof. I declined.. why take a chance on screwing something else up when turning the heater on fixes the problem.
#77 of 85 Re: cold wx rattle [rpfingsten]
Dec 13, 2009 (1:26 pm)
I have an 2006 which is a great car. I love everything about it except it also has a rattle which sounds like it is coming from the right front. It only makes the noise when it's cold and lony last a couple of seconds with I start driving. I think after about moving 10 feet it stops. I took it to the local Toyota dealer but they said they couldn't find anything. Still the car is great even with the rattle.
#78 of 85 Blower motor in 2005 Avalon making noise
Jan 02, 2010 (8:13 pm)
I suspect it's related to the cold (-19 this morning) but it definitely is the blower motor....it speeds up as I increase the fan speed. Small squeaking sound. Is there a way to get at the motor to see if it needs a drop of oil?
#79 of 85 Re: Dashboard noise [gpciii]
Jan 20, 2010 (5:52 am)
I have an 08 Avalon and have this popping or cracking noise that sounds like it is coming from the dash on the passenger side. Dealer tried to fix it for 2 weeks, still there. It doesn't go away when I put pressure on the moonroof either, and it is there whether smooth or rough road, though as others noted in this forum it does seem worse in colder weather. Did not notice it until about 3000 miles on it. Has about 10,000 miles now.
#80 of 85 Re: Dashboard noise [don_w]
Jan 20, 2010 (6:19 am)
Have same thing going on in my 07 Avalon. Cold weather (say less than 40F) is big factor. Have had moon roof fix by dealer which stopped all that noise. Definitely coming from the dash-plastic on plastic-to driver side of glove box. Have not gone to dealer with it. Suspect it's caused by the cheapness of the design vs. poor workmanship and therefore would be difficult to get at and fix. Aggrevating to say the least. gpciii
#81 of 85 Re: Dashboard noise [gpciii]
Jan 21, 2010 (5:28 pm)
It does sound like plastic-on-plastic to me. Have been struggling whether to ask the dealer to work on the dash as I fear that they may just create new noises if they start disassembling the dash.
#82 of 85 dashboard noise: resolution!
Apr 16, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I took my '08 Avalon xl back to the dealer this week to give them one more shot at finding this popping or cracking noise, and they seem to have found it! I got it back today and it is very quiet, for now at least. I spent some time riding around in it with a lead technician before I dropped it with them so he could hear it in varying circumstances (over bumps, corners, stop/start, etc) and the noise was not being caused by road bumps; he felt it happened whenever the body had to 'flex' and he felt it was not inside the dash. They did a lot of removing of various pieces and then driving it to see if the noise was still there and that also convinced them it was not in the dash. They eventually found a bad weld in front where the front passenger side fender joins. :You have to remove the fender to get to the weld. They re-welded that area and that seems to have worked.
#83 of 85 Re: "Jingle" in back seat area [jond]
Apr 19, 2010 (11:02 am)
I also had a clinking noise in my 06 Avalon near the rear seat, sometimes I thought it was coming from the rear deck. It turned out to be the "rods" that counterbalance and help hold the trunk open. I don't know the correct name for them, but you see them when you open the trunk. When the trunk is closed, they were rattling against each other. I could see where there was some sticky adhesive left on them from what appears to be a missing piece of foam tape. Not a great design. I fixed mine with a piece of foam pipe insulation, and a couple of wire ties to hold it on. Took me quite a while to identify it, might be something to check.
#84 of 85 Irritating creak in dashboard
May 13, 2010 (12:24 pm)
After many tries to isolate the source of this creak, rattle whatever you want to call it I found it while sitting in the passenger seat while the wife was driving. Turned out to be coming from the area between the A pillar and the dashboard. Pushed some cardboard down between the the A pillar and dashboard, eureka, the noise is gone. Have listened to this noise for a year. Hope this helps someone. This was in a 2008 Limited.
#85 of 85 Re: Irritating creak in dashboard [tourbus]
Apr 08, 2013 (10:37 pm)
Could you share how you exactly put the cardboard down between the A pillar and dashboard. I have this exact rattle and it is very annoying