Last post on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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#20 of 22 Rattle in the middle or 3rd row seats 2012-CX9
Aug 06, 2012 (7:20 am)
Can anyone give me tips or suggestions for resolving a rattle coming from what I think is the middle or 3rd row seats? The rattle only occurs on bumpy roads. At highway speed I don't hear the rattle on smooth roads.
I've locked the seat belts in place thinking that that may have something to do with it. However, the rattle still persists.
I almost think something has slid or fallen into the tracks where the middle seats slide, but I have no idea how to look or remove the middle row to confirm. I've also tried reading through the forums to see if anyone else has similar problems or suggestions.
Thank you in advance for any help or advice.
#21 of 22 Re: Rattle in the middle or 3rd row seats 2012-CX9 [bud_mazda_cx9]
Aug 06, 2012 (9:45 am)
There was a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) on the earlier CX-9s regarding a rattle/squeak noise coming from the second row center cup-holder. Mine has that noise but it is to intricate and involved for me to want to address it so I just ignored it. It usually only makes the noise when the cup-holder is down and being used, if it is folded up and out of the way it doesn't seem to make any noise. If you are still under warranty, id let Mazda have at it.
#22 of 22 Re: Rattle in the middle or 3rd row seats 2012-CX9 [bud_mazda_cx9]
Feb 13, 2013 (3:23 pm)
Bud- what was your resolution. I have pinpointed the rattle to the lever that moves the seat up and back under the passenger side 2nd row. I took it to the dealer and of course it wasn't rattling. If I ball up a glove and wedge it under the lever, it no longer rattles. This is extremely frustrating as I am dealing with this loud rattle, a paint defect and the wheel shaking when braking over 40.