Since I bought my GT in April it has had a fairly loud and annoying rattle from the back. A trip to my local service agent came back with rattling rear calipers but I have never accepted this as driving with the handbrake on enough to tighten up the calipers does not stop the rattle. I bought the car with 9500 miles on the clock so all of the bushes and suspension joints seem to be fine.
It is a 2007 Q2 so I doubt that it can be the hinge plate problem. All of the plastic clips and rubber "bumpers" are in place and in good condition, the rear rubber seal has been liberally coated in silicon and the spring loaded tailgate openers have been freed off and work as they should.
Tonight I noticed that the tailgate gas struts rattle when they are in the closed position - quite badly - and the noise is similar. Has anyone else had rattly gas struts?
I plan to take them off at the weekend to see if the noise goes away...
"When you sit in a Focus RS or a Golf R32 itís like sitting in a commercial for Lynx aftershave. When you sit in an 147 GTA itís like sitting in a Venetianís hand-made suitcase." J.Clarkson 2003.
Current fleet: 156 Sportwagon jtd 16V (facelift) 2.4 Spider, Leon Cupra SC
Projects: Spider S4, Matra Murena 2.2