W447 Vito rattle from the rear

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  1. focusrs2006

    focusrs2006 New Member

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    Hi all

    I've recently purchased a W447 Vito, I've noticed that there is some rattling, coming from the rear of the van, seems to be coming from the sliding doors, or the rear tailgate, just wondering if anyone with a Vito has had the same experience, the cabin is great and rattle free.

    Many thanks

    James
     
  2. BIG UN

    BIG UN Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately I'm not as up on these as the 639 but does it sound like a mechanical rattle rather than a body panel kind of noise??

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    focusrs2006

    focusrs2006 New Member

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    Hi mate

    It seems to be a metallic kind of sound, almost creaking when the van flexes maybe

    James
     
  4. Adrees

    Adrees New Member

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    I have the same rattle - its apparantly the tailgate rattling like its loose. Dealers have had it back to adjust the catch...... fine for a bit but then it returns..... drives me crazy. I have found the following technique helps quieten it; open the tailgate fully, whilst open, grab either side of the tailgate where the two guide slots are and whilst holding the nearside firm, slightly pull down on the offside - basically twisting the tailgate slightly - then close the tailgate with slightly more emphasis on the offside section. I have found this does stop the noise for a bit - worth a shot. Still not found a permanent solution though. Try that and see how you get on.
     
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    Cabb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Mine does the same thing even though I’ve got barn doors on mine I’ve got a crew van thought it might be the seats took them out still rattles just need to put up with it I think it’s not too bad just a bit annoying at times
     
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  7. Adrees

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    Just been playing with the catches and I have had a few weeks of quiet bliss. The problem was the tailgate 'guides' which are on either side of the tailgate and where they slide into the female counterparts on the body of the vehicle. With the tailgate closed, if you apply quick on and off pressure on this area the tailgate - I found it was rattling and obviously not sitting tight enough in the bracket on the body of the vehicle.
    Solution - through trial and error loosen off the bolts on the tailgate 'guides' and bring them slightly in(towards the plastic interior cover panel). Once they have been adjusted - they should slide into the guides abit better without having any 'play' - rattle solved.
     
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    KoFidee Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    only had bulkhead rattle creaking from new on turning
    tailgate been fine
     

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