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W212 E class rattles - post your remedies

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by theclass, May 3, 2017.

  1. theclass

    theclass Active Member

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    Hi All

    I've noticed a few people mentioning rattles in their E class, thought i'd start a thread to see if we can try and fix as its my only annoyance on an otherwise good car.

    I'll start, my 61 plate W212 has a rattle from what where I think the up/down temp controls are, currently trying to narrow it down by holding it down while on a rough road.
    Theres also a new rattle thats developed, again on rough road surfaces if I hit a pothole on the left side I hear something vibrating for 1-2 secs, its not consistent.

    Anyone else with any rattles which they've managed to sort?
     
  2. WOODYTHEWISE

    WOODYTHEWISE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very pleased to say the only thing that squeaks and rattles in my 61 W212 E Class is me.
     
  3. Smart320

    Smart320 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Try switching to a W211 E class, mine is silent, no rattles or squeaks
     
  4. HB

    HB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Like Woody our 350 silent with not a rattle at all. The 63 however......
     
  5. Monkeylegend

    Monkeylegend Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Many miles in my 2011 E and not a single rattle :bannana:
     
  6. Bri

    Bri Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Like wise rattle free...... touch wood
     
  7. Teflonso

    Teflonso Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Mine too.

    Don't ask about the 2 year old C-Max I have for the supermatket run though. It rattles like a can of mabs.


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  8. bluestreak

    bluestreak Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Massage seat rattles/farts a bit when it gets to the top. I know, first world problems, but that's what i find annoying on otherwise perfect vehicle.
     
  9. HB

    HB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    One thing for sure , the dealer won't care less about rattles. You need some double sided foam and believe or not , try squirting some mr Sheen in some areas , it's a great lubricant which actually stops a lot of noise.
     
  10. Crazyfool

    Crazyfool Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Mine is one big rattle! It drives me mental.

    Last weekend I drove with the radio off so my son could do his homework in the back with my wife. I've got intermittent rattles in the back somewhere, possibly near the boot, somewhere around the instrument cluster and similar location to yours.

    Not good for a premium brand car, particularly when i had 10 years of rattle free driving from my Audi's.
     
  11. PXW

    PXW Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    No rattles on mine. Actually, there was something a week or two back, but on investigation I found it was just an empty mint tin in the door pocket.
     
  12. Crazyfool

    Crazyfool Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm thinking about completely emptying mine to see if it makes any difference.
     
  13. Abcan

    Abcan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I had a rattle that was driving me crazy. I eventually found it was the child seat after removing them to carry some adults in the back. Sorted the child seat rattle and now it's rattle free.
     
  14. Headhurts

    Headhurts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My S212 E350 is extremely quiet with no rattles.

    My previous S212 E300 Hybrid developed an intermittent rattle from the front when the roof lining was dropped to replace the GPS aerial.

    I traced this to the A pillar and some sticky back felt cured the noise.


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  15. developer

    developer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    2014 E63 - rattle free :thumb:.
     
  16. Monkeylegend

    Monkeylegend Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You do have a rather noisy engine though :D
     
  17. Alf Barnet

    Alf Barnet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    None here.
     
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    theclass

    theclass Active Member

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    Thank you all for the replies, good news and bad news for me, looks like I'm one of the minority with rattles, Crazyfool I feel your pain :)

    Not sure how to progress this, multiple visits to the dealer has not sorted, I try pressing various pieces of trim when on rough roads but still cant narrow it down, its a shame theres no one specialising in removing rattles, pinpointing where its coming from is the main issue for me.
     
  19. Eddy77

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    My clk squeaks,.but mainly roof related. Roof down, problem solved! One rattle from the ashtray cover area, fixed with a bit of card wedged in!
     
  20. tylerdurden

    tylerdurden Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    7 y and 93k from new. No rattles unless kids leave some tat in a rear side pocket
     

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