Gen 3 Dashboard rattles & creaks

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by L8rnr, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Seamaster

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    I'm disappointed that — despite Toyota's claims to the contrary — this problem apparently continues in 2011 models.
     
  2. jmb2010

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    Had my 2010 in for oil change . Dealer Toyota of Wilmington NC
    under warranty removed r/s vent assembly and padded vent and upper glove box mating surfaces.
    Rattles and buzzing are gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Work codes? (743991 1.0 T162 T214) from invoice [​IMG]
     
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  3. tomlouie

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    Did you have to complain about the rattles and buzzes for them to do the work, or did they just offer it out of the blue?
     
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    Not so--this has been discussed/dismissed several times. The ecological plastics are used in very few areas, and not the dash.

    From Prius release doc (see image attached below):
    Ecological plastics
    1. World-first, plant-derived resin “Ecological Plastic†with
    excellent recycling characteristics
    a. Front/rear inner/outer scuffs
    b. Cowl side trim
    c. Luggage space rear finish plate
    d. Driver’s seat cushion
     

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  5. jmb2010

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    Complained at prior oil change & got .......we can't duplicate.

    This time wedged large piece of cardboard in glove box door.

    Asked if they knew a better way to fix.

    They did know a better way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Could also be Toyota factory fixes roll very slowly downhill and
    just arrived in North Carolina.

    :rockon:
     
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    Same problem here with my 2010 base Prius but had read of similar experiences on Prius Chat so went to dealer - they were great - asked for dash insulation and glove box replacement - no hassles - scheduled the work, did the work - done. Unfortunately, still same rattle noise - and yes, worse in winter. I've resolved to live with it. It had this issue right from day 1. I'm at 48,000km/9 mo. now. Other noise source was the metal clips on seat belts hitting pillar (vibrating while driving) - simple fix is to slide them up to top and cinch in place.
     
  7. Charlyco

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    i have the same problem, the dashboard speaker on the drivers side makes a static (crackling) noise after about 15-20 miles of driving.. the dealer cannot isolate the fault, has your fault returned? or has tightening the door jam bolts done the trick?
     
  8. katkarn101

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    Interesting. My 2010 Prius just started having minor (but annoying) static out of the passenger side dash speaker only whether the radio is on or off, but the weird catch is that it only happens when I'm driving above 60mph. Does that makes sense to anyone? I'll have to try the door jam bolt tightening next time its at the dealership.
     
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    Press on the silver strip on the door panel while you are driving and see if it goes away.. That is what seems to be rattling in mine. I originally thought it was the speaker also.
     
  10. Charlyco

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    Just discovered this TOYOTA T-SB-0064-12 for US market, seems to relate to the rattle noise on right had side of dashboard.
     
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