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Old 11-02-13, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default 2014 IS350 F-Sport Driver Door Rattle

Hey...I got my all new Lexus but driver door has been rattle since 400 mile. It's like plastic vibrating and creeking....
I think it's the door panel is making the noise especially on rough road. When it rattles, I can place my hands on and share the vibration, then the noise would be somehow suppressed.
The problem is that I took it to dealer and they, as usual, cannot reproduce the problem!!
I took down the door panel myself, tightened all screws...and the noise...got worse....T.T
Did anyone get similar issues? I hope I can fix myself ...I have no faith in those dealers....


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Old 11-03-13, 06:08 AM   #2
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my door rattles when the window is down a bit. pretty annoying. it's common which ive seen complaints of this forum

check out this DIY post http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-t...vers-side.html

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Old 11-03-13, 01:26 PM   #3
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Hi Thanks
I can fix the noise from B pillar now. But the controlling panel is still producing noise during rough road....
waiting for solution


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Old 11-03-13, 02:09 PM   #4
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I get an occasional rattle from the drivers door if I blast the ML system at very high volumes and at certain resonant bass frequencies. I don't get it over rough roads, though, so not sure if it's caused by the same thing.
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Old 11-03-13, 02:46 PM   #5
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Take it to another dealer. Whatever you do don't tell them you took the panel down yourself, they will try and use that as a reason not to cover the repair.

Some dealers are way better than others...try another one.
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Old 11-03-13, 03:14 PM   #6
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Yeah, make sure you report this to your dealer at some point, just so they can be aware and put the claim in
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Old 11-03-13, 05:17 PM   #7
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Glad the DIY helped, well, partially at least for your B-pillar.

From my experience with small creaks and rattles in the several Lexus vehicles I've owned, it has to do with two separate parts (usually two plastic pieces or one plastic and one metal) where the interface is either too tight, or loose fitting. The trick to resolving this is putting a low friction sound absorbing material like felt or fabric (hockey) tape between the two parts, and NOT to overtighten where screws are involved. This means adding the material on all clips and adjacent contact points or in between the two materials where the screws are in, etc. If you successfully took off the panel and put it back, try it again. Carefully study all contact points and place the tape/felt there. If still no luck, try another dealer as the others above have stated. Good luck.

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Old 12-18-13, 12:43 AM   #8
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Just resurrecting this older thread to say that my door rattle, which might be the same as the OP's, is getting worse with cold weather. It usually happens when listening to music at louder levels or going over very rough road, and while it used to happen pretty infrequently, it happens a bit more now with resonant bass notes.

I think it's the plastics shrinking from the low temperatures we've been having. The part that's causing it is the driver's side door's window/instrument panel. The black plastic border has a .3-.5 mm gap on the left side where it meets the silver aluminum trim, which I can feel rattling together when the door's bass speaker resonates at certain frequencies. If I put pressure on the gap to absorb the vibrations, the rattle disappears, but I can't think of a way to fit something in there when the gap is so tight.

I might try sticking a tiny piece of black fabric tape in there and see if it helps. The wind noise issue in another thread also started popping up a week or so ago for me.
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Just resurrecting this older thread to say that my door rattle, which might be the same as the OP's, is getting worse with cold weather. It usually happens when listening to music at louder levels or going over very rough road, and while it used to happen pretty infrequently, it happens a bit more now with resonant bass notes.

I think it's the plastics shrinking from the low temperatures we've been having. The part that's causing it is the driver's side door's window/instrument panel. The black plastic border has a .3-.5 mm gap on the left side where it meets the silver aluminum trim, which I can feel rattling together when the door's bass speaker resonates at certain frequencies. If I put pressure on the gap to absorb the vibrations, the rattle disappears, but I can't think of a way to fit something in there when the gap is so tight.

I might try sticking a tiny piece of black fabric tape in there and see if it helps. The wind noise issue in another thread also started popping up a week or so ago for me.
Take it to the dealer/service.

I took mine in yesterday for my 5000 service, and mentioned to them a third time about my door.
They told me to reschedule a time for it to be serviced, mentioned something about a component in the door that had to be replaced.

Still having iPod/iPhone issues as well.
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Hey guys
this is just my follow up.
I have came back and forth to DMV for fixing. they did some road test and could duplicate problem twice. they fixed seat belt and insulated handle. However they did not fix problem.
I mentioned master switch panel but they just did not believe me.
I bought insulating tape myself and I opened the switch panel, and I noticed noise when you apply some force to the switching device. I just applied tape to all contacting points.
the problem has gone....thank god....
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picture would be helpful as i am having the same problem. but on the passenger side as well...... it is kind of annoying.... thanks in advance.
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Old 04-15-14, 05:23 AM   #12
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I thought my drivers door panel was rattling, but I actually traced the problem to the white plastic clip holding the hood release lever. The hood release cable is tight, and road vibrations propagate through the cable like a guitar string. This made the white clip rattle against the black lower dashboard panel that it's clipped into.

I fixed this myself by dropping the lower drivers side dash panel down (2 screws + clips), unclipping the hood release lever and clip, and wrapping the white clip with felt tape to take up the gaps.
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wow. I have this same problem! I notice it more when its colder, but when i go over some bumps I can hear it, I kept trying to close the window tighter thinking that was the issue..

I figured my dealer would not be able to fix this since its so minor of an issue, but maybe I'll try soon!
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Same here. it's pretty minor, but any music with some bass will rattle.
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Old 06-22-14, 12:26 AM   #15
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sorry for late reply guys. actually my rattle was not fixed. it came back after awhile. I think it's from the inside door handle. When I press on that, the rattle disappeared...I may take back to dealer again....
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