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October 11, 2017, 04:22:12 PM

MarkP80

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F16 Rattling Tailgate
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:22:12 PM »
Hi all,

I've got a really bad rattle coming from the tailgate of my 10 month old X6. I think it's been getting progressively worse to the point that it now gets on my nerves. It rattles, creaks, groans, all sorts of different noises.
My father-in-law commented on it and said his Vitara doesn't do that!

I've booked it in at the dealers to let them have a look at it, but in the meantime, I just wondered if anyone else had had any similar experiences.

Cheers,
MarkP

October 11, 2017, 06:46:00 PM
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Re: F16 Rattling Tailgate
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 06:46:00 PM »
Hi

I have not heard of a prob with the F16 X6 but some members with the earlier E53 X5's have had a prob where the rubber stop has perished and so the boot rattles, but that would be unlikely to happen with such a new car.

But it's worth checking the stops are there and not missing or loo,  see link below and item 6 on the diagram.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=KV22-EUR-02-2014-F16-BMW-X6_30dX&diagId=41_2409

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October 12, 2017, 08:39:34 AM
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Re: F16 Rattling Tailgate
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:39:34 AM »
Thanks for the tip Graeme.
I'll have a good look at that at the weekend. It's not due to go in to the dealer until the beginning of November, the earliest they could lend me a car.

Thanks,
Mark

November 15, 2017, 01:03:45 PM
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Re: F16 Rattling Tailgate
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 01:03:45 PM »
Well, it went into the dealer yesterday for them to have a look at the rattle. They had it for the day and told MrsP they had taken it apart and refitted it all, but I'm not  clear on what they actually did. Anyway, the result is that they've fixed the rattles/creaks and all is now good.
I'm convinced it was the tailgate itself not seating securely in the bodyshell, rather than a trim rattle, but the important thing is it's now fixed.

Cheers,
MarkP

November 15, 2017, 05:48:04 PM
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Re: F16 Rattling Tailgate
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:48:04 PM »
Could have been loose heatshields above the exhaust at the rear?
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November 16, 2017, 12:24:52 PM
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Re: F16 Rattling Tailgate
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 12:24:52 PM »
Could have been loose heatshields above the exhaust at the rear?
- possibly, but I don't think so. It did sound like it was the tailgate itself in the frame, although it's difficult to tell. I did have MrsP in the back at one point but she couldn't identify the source, so I gave up in the end and booked it in. I was pleasantly surprised that they seem to have sorted it out - thank you Cooper Teesside