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Old 25-02-2013   #1
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Dash rattle

I have just developed the dreaded dash rattle on the left side.
This appears to be a common fault,but has anyone discovered the actual cause?. Sorry if I have missed the obvious in a previous post.
2k miles on my Panda and otherwise very happy.
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I have just developed the dreaded dash rattle on the left side.
This appears to be a common fault,but has anyone discovered the actual cause?. Sorry if I have missed the obvious in a previous post.
2k miles on my Panda and otherwise very happy.
Had the same on mine after the dash had to be replaced due to imperfections upon delivery.Bishops of Guildford incapable of fixing (or anything it seems) so asking for new car.
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Re: Dash rattle

Thanks for reply. Going in next week to be sorted I hope !!. Will update on outcome.
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Re: Dash rattle

Update on above. Rattle has been traced to mounting brackets behind dash. New parts on order. Hope this sorts problem out. Complete dash removal is NOT necessary for fix.
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Re: Dash rattle

Might have to give my dealer a ring, mine are still there, roughly where are these brackets?
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Re: Dash rattle

On left side , exactly where I`m not sure but dealer seems fairly confident of a cure.
Only time will tell, keep you updated of outcome.
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Cheers.
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My 1.2 Lounge has just developed the dashboard rattle, on the left hand side. Very disappointing. Next week, it''s in for its first service, second tailgate replacement and to check running when cold, as it's not very smooth, so they are going to check the rattle as well. What next??! I don't love this car as much as I thought I would...
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Re: Dash rattle

Well, at about 250 miles my car got the inevitable left side dash rattle
and I couldn't close the boot last night.

Still, I flaming well love this car!
It's a rite of passage when you buy a new Fiat that we have to suffer these things.
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Re: Dash rattle

Love the car too, passing Swansea this morning, will pop in to the dealers and state its still there, then book it in for a look. If there's a few of us esp. with the bracket issue? then it will be an easy known fix? Is there such thing as a bulletin that shows the fix to dealers.
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Re: Dash rattle

Well 1800 miles on and the dreaded rattle hasn't appeared...yet.

However the boot is becoming a cow to close properly
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Re: Dash rattle

I've sussed exactly where the dash rattle is coming from on my car.
It's the glovebox. It only happens when it's cold though. If I run the heater toward feet, after a few minutes it goes.
There must be some thermal expansion going on.

I'll take a look today and see if I can cure it.
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Re: Dash rattle

same thought here, after driving to Swansea the car is warmed up...
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On left side , exactly where I`m not sure but dealer seems fairly confident of a cure.
Only time will tell, keep you updated of outcome.
eyebee, how did you get on with sorting out the rattle? Mine is intermittent, so of course when I was at the dealer today for the first service and I asked them to check it, all was silent...It's back now of course, on the left side, sounds like something is loose, so I'd appreciate comments/advice from anyone with the same problem. Thanks all!
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Re: Dash rattle

Car was booked in Monday past but when I got there the courtesy car that was allocated to me was under 10 feet of snow.
I`m re- booked for Tues. next. Will keep you updated of progress or lack of .
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