Originally Posted by ciars
Ok, thanks to 427scr's email last week - I'm booked back in on monday next armed with some ammunition if needs be.
The last time they attempted a fix they re-aligned my bootlid & put some silicone spray on the rubber seals (as a process of elimination) - the rattle existed immediately afterwards, although my bootlid lined up perfectly for the first time!
I've a sneaky suspicion that this rattle is more of a structural issue than some dry/wet rubber seals.
OK, so the car has been in the garage since monday am, and it is still in there
We're having some very bad weather over here at the minute, so its very hard for them to troubleshoot the noise when there is rain smashing against every panel of the car (just my luck).
So far they've replaced an interior panel from the boot area (I will be shown all of this when I go to the garage so I can be more specific to you guys at a later stage). This has eliminated a creaking type noise, but the overall rattle problem still exists.
They have also ruled out the possibility of it being the issue seen by some of you guys (the missing spot welds/bolting panels together) - everything is fine and tight around that region.
Thanks to 427scr for this, I printed a copy of his email and had it attached to the warranty work sheet for them to investigate!
Have to say, I cannot fault my dealership at the minute, they've been calling me every day (tuesday twice!) with updates. So a plus to them (even though this is the service we should all expect & receive when we spend our hard earned on our Alfa's)..
More updates as and when I get them