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mwalsh
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

Wait...we get a free loaner when our LEAFs go in for service? :o :D
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planet4ever
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

mwalsh wrote:Wait...we get a free loaner when our LEAFs go in for service? :o :D
Only if it is warranty repair:
During the first 36 months/36,000 miles of service, your participating Nissan LEAF certified dealer will provide you with a complimentary rental vehicle when a warrantable repair is performed
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davewill
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

planet4ever wrote:Only if it is warranty repair:
During the first 36 months/36,000 miles of service, your participating Nissan LEAF certified dealer will provide you with a complimentary rental vehicle when a warrantable repair is performed
Of course, they rarely make that determination when you drop it off. All the times I've had stuff done under warranty, It's always been a call back later in the day when they've told me, "Yes we're taking care of it under warranty".
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

drees wrote:The rattle I hear most often is the passenger seatbelt buckle rattling on the b-pillar. Never notice a car do that before...
I have had this rattle too. Thought I was the only one until I read this.
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RickS
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

Well, day three and they still haven't figured it out. They're going to pick up on Monday. I'm tempted to go by there tomorrow and see if the car it drivable, I may take it back for the weekend. Grrr! :evil:
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RickS
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

As an update I finally got the car back on the fourth business day and they sort of admitted they were not entirely sure how they fixed it. Apparently they found some AC ducts with loose screws, tied up some wire harness bits, but none of that did it. The service paper shows they finally put a wood block with foam underneath the windshield where the cowl is and that made the noise go away and upon removing it the noise stayed away. I've put ~200 miles on it since and it's still gone.
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garygid
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

Early on, I think somebody reported a loose cowling
just in front of the bottom edge of the windshield.

Is the block/wedge anywhere one can get at it, or
does one have to dismantle the entire dashboard to get at it?
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

Far as I can tell they put a block under the windshield to see if it made the noise go away, and it did. When they removed this (not part of the car) the noise stayed away apparently. It sounds kind of strange to me, but whatever, they fixed it and it hasn't come back yet. A loose cowl cover would make perfect sense though.
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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

Am I really the only one to see the obvious problem by carefully studying your picture !!?

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Re: Huge rattle from center dashboard

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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