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Multiwagon Tailgate Rattle/Noise.

We have a 2005 Stilo JTD Multiwagon and for the last few days I could hear a rattle coming from the boot area when driving on the many terrible road surfaces we have here in the Black Country.

Do to replacing the rear bushes recently I was concerned so instantly stuck my head under the car to check eveything was ok. I'm pleased to say everything was as it should be.

I sat in the front seats and listened.
Couldn't pinpoint where the sound was coming from.

I sat in the back seats and listened.
Couldn't pinpoint where the sound was coming from.

So I climbed in the boot , got the missus to drive around the block and I finally discovered where the rattle was coming from.

The lock of the tailgate.

Not sure why but when driving on a rough road surface the tailgate vibrates just enough to cause a rattle from the tailgate lock and the loop it locks onto.

Is there a way to adjust this and stop the rattle?
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Re: Multiwagon Tailgate Rattle/Noise.


I have just adjusted the tailgate on my 3dr by slackening the door "retaining hoop" and tapping it inwards to take out the slack.
A bit hit and miss but it does the trick eventually. I would think it's the same sort of adjustment on the MW - definitely nothing sophisticated
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Re: Multiwagon Tailgate Rattle/Noise.

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I have just adjusted the tailgate on my 3dr by slackening the door "retaining hoop" and tapping it inwards to take out the slack.
A bit hit and miss but it does the trick eventually. I would think it's the same sort of adjustment on the MW - definitely nothing sophisticated
Thanks I'll try it now.

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Took 2 minutes to adjust the retaining hoop, just took her for a drive NO rattle. Thanks Peat.
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Re: Multiwagon Tailgate Rattle/Noise.

I had the same thing when I bought mine (Also multiwagon). Garage shoved some foam (seriously) in the plastic area. No problems since... I jest not lolz!

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