Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > E-Class (W212)
Interior rattles, noises and/or creaking sounds? >

Interior rattles, noises and/or creaking sounds?

Notices
E-Class (W212) 2010 - 2016: E 350, E 550
Old 06-12-2015, 07:21 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:Browse all: Interior Guides
Print Wikipost

Interior rattles, noises and/or creaking sounds?

 
Old 12-21-2013, 09:40 AM
  #276  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Arrie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,791
Received 71 Likes on 61 Posts
2010 E550
Originally Posted by lunarx View Post
I commend you on that.
I have an AllData subsctiption.
If you PM me your email I can send you what they have on it.
I can also send you a parts blow up from the EPC.


Thanks lunarx.


PM sent.
Arrie is offline  
Old 12-21-2013, 02:27 PM
  #277  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 395
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
10 E63 | 13 911S
Originally Posted by Arrie View Post
Thanks lunarx.


PM sent.
Sorry yesterday was crazy.
Ill get this to you this afternoon, when I am back in the office.
lunarx is offline  
Old 12-27-2013, 05:32 PM
  #278  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 673
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2012 w221
Originally Posted by instantfob View Post
Mine has that too.
It sounds like the harddrive seeking inside the COMMAND unit. I wish they used SSD in them. It's random too.
They car is so quiet around so we end up hearing little noise from the new technology

My car is at the shop now for this

LI91.40-P-057018 SEPT13 212, 176, 242, 246, 204, 117, 222 creaking noise from left or right front seat belt height adjustment mechanism, replace belt height adjuster.
Did you by any chance figure out the creaking from under the seat yet?
T.H.Carrera is offline  
Old 12-30-2013, 01:22 PM
  #279  
Super Member
 
instantfob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 570
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
'16 MBZ GLE350, '17 BMW 330e
Originally Posted by T.H.Carrera View Post
Did you by any chance figure out the creaking from under the seat yet?
Just got back from vacation, will resume my hunting for creaks this weekend. I'll PM you if I find anything
instantfob is offline  
Old 01-01-2014, 08:51 PM
  #280  
Super Member
 
instantfob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 570
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
'16 MBZ GLE350, '17 BMW 330e
https://mbworld.org/forums/members/i...les-11177.html


added a few medium density foam tape to get rid of rattles from under seat box and center arm rest.


instantfob is offline  
Old 03-20-2014, 01:49 AM
  #281  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2011 E350 4 Matic
Not exactly an interior sound issue but occasionally when I reverse the car i hear (and felt) a fairly loud clunk, at one point i thought I drove over something (but didn't) and i think it is coming from the brakes but for sure the foot brake was not applied.

anybody have something similar happen? or an idea what it could be? car is going in for service at the end of the month (busy schedule)
2nice4me is offline  
Old 04-28-2014, 10:41 PM
  #282  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2011 E350 4 Matic
Originally Posted by ash_cpe View Post
I had similar squeaking noise from the front of the car when going over speed bumps and getting into driveway/garage. I fixed it by putting some 3M tape over the hood stoppers by the wheels arches. Squeaking gone. It worked great. Good look.
This noise was driving me crazy, I applied some lube and its gone. Such a simple remedy but big satisfaction!! Saved me from removing the wood paneling and cables.....
2nice4me is offline  
Old 05-07-2014, 11:38 AM
  #283  
Super Member
 
instantfob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 570
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
'16 MBZ GLE350, '17 BMW 330e




I am still dealing that rattle since November (@ 1000 miles)

More than 5 dealer visits and more than 30 days in total ...
Attached Thumbnails Interior rattles, noises and/or creaking sounds?-captureneworder.jpg   Interior rattles, noises and/or creaking sounds?-wp_ss_20140505_0002.png  
instantfob is offline  
Old 05-07-2014, 11:44 AM
  #284  
Super Member
 
instantfob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 570
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
'16 MBZ GLE350, '17 BMW 330e
Originally Posted by T.H.Carrera View Post
Did you by any chance figure out the creaking from under the seat yet?
1st revised bolt was applied and made the seat worst.
Brought it back and dealer finally fixed the creaking by replacing the driver seat rail.

Now if they can get the B-pillar ring/rattle away then the car will be up to standard. However the grease marks and stains from all the R&R will stay to remind me how much trouble this car cause everyone.
instantfob is offline  
Old 05-07-2014, 11:48 AM
  #285  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 395
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
10 E63 | 13 911S
Originally Posted by instantfob View Post




I am still dealing that rattle since November (@ 1000 miles)

More than 5 dealer visits and more than 30 days in total ...
During any of your visits, did they look at the 3rd Brake Light?
For me and some others, that is what it was.
lunarx is offline  
Old 05-07-2014, 12:02 PM
  #286  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 605
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
lexus gx470
Originally Posted by 2nice4me View Post
Not exactly an interior sound issue but occasionally when I reverse the car i hear (and felt) a fairly loud clunk, at one point i thought I drove over something (but didn't) and i think it is coming from the brakes but for sure the foot brake was not applied.

anybody have something similar happen? or an idea what it could be? car is going in for service at the end of the month (busy schedule)
I noticed the same thing. When applying the brakes after reversing there is a clunk some times. Like something is loose and being seated into place after brakes are applied.
chrisvr6 is offline  
Old 05-07-2014, 12:03 PM
  #287  
Super Member
 
instantfob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 570
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
'16 MBZ GLE350, '17 BMW 330e
Originally Posted by lunarx View Post
During any of your visits, did they look at the 3rd Brake Light?
For me and some others, that is what it was.
They have replaced the rear shelf speaker cover already as well as the rear center seat belt assembly. I guess I am too focused on the B-pillar noise that their techs heard other noises and fixed them instead.
instantfob is offline  
Old 05-13-2014, 12:35 PM
  #288  
Super Member
 
instantfob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 570
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
'16 MBZ GLE350, '17 BMW 330e
Major props to Keyes European for knocking out the seatbelt ting/bell rattles

"REPLACED ENTIRE B PILLAR SEAT BELT ADJUSTER, SEAT BELT ASSY AND RELATED SIDE PANELS"
instantfob is offline  
Old 05-14-2014, 07:34 PM
  #289  
Member
 
aeroconfigs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
w212
I think something fell into the seat and is sliding around when I turn or stop. Does anyone know how to get the seat cover off?
aeroconfigs is offline  
Old 06-16-2014, 10:40 AM
  #290  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Arrie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,791
Received 71 Likes on 61 Posts
2010 E550
Originally Posted by Arrie View Post
Thanks lunarx.


PM sent.


So, after the dealer replaced the center brake light that made the rattle a bit better I ended up doing the job myself this past weekend.


Took the rear shelf with the rear window blind out of the car. Found the power wire for the light in between the light assy and the blind assy and this tells me the dealer changed the light assy without taking the blind assy out of the car. It is absolutely impossible to miss the wire between the parts if it is out of the car. Easy to miss if it is in place.


Anyway, the rattle of the brake light comes from the two sandwiched plastic parts rattling against each other. I put some hot melt glue in the seam between the parts and no more rattle from the brake light assy.


Also found another rattle source. This is the seat belt "rollers" on both sides. Just a small bump on those and they make rattling noise. This is internal parts of the roller assys rattling so I don't think there is a fix for this unless someone knows about a TSB that address this issue and allow change of these under warranty. I'm quite sure MB has quiet seat belts on the S-Class...
Arrie is offline  
Old 10-06-2014, 07:18 AM
  #291  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 137
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2014 E350 Sport
I seem to have a very slight fan "puttering" sound that is located near the rear vents. If I turn off all the climate controls it is still there.


I thought it was the fan as it seems to be slower at times and even stops but it always returns.


Any ideas?
beshannon is offline  
Old 11-03-2014, 01:41 PM
  #292  
Member
 
Carpenter Maass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 80
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2012 W212 BlueTEC
Well... 43k miles on and I was starting to notice an increase in the amount of road noise on all types of paved surfaces (RWD, 23k miles on Primacy MXV4's) but that ended after I had the tires rotated (after inspecting the tread I realized the dealership never rotated my tires during the 30k or 40k service intervals.) I have a rattling sound coming from the instrument cluster but I've narrowed that down to a hairline crack along the top of the middle of the plastic cover over the gauges. Also worth mentioning, there seems to be an issue with air penetrating the windshield and creating a whining/whistling effect; it's coming from the upper left side of the windshield.

I am thinking about having the wheel wells and trunk lined with dynamat or some other type of sound-absorbing product.
Carpenter Maass is offline  
Old 12-07-2014, 04:52 PM
  #293  
Member
 
steinjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 178
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2011 E63 AMG
Seems I have the headliner rattle/buzz that others have mentioned. I bought my 2011 CPO and immediately took it in to have it looked at, but they couldn't reproduce the noise.

I have since deducted that the vehicle needs to be outside long enough for the roof to heat up from the sun. Then if the road is rough or I hit a bump or pothole, that produces a buzz or rattle in the headliner. Sometimes the stereo will also cause this noise.

If I tap on the headliner just behind the sunroof or at the edge next to the rear window, I can clearly hear it. Now that I know how to reproduce the sound, I plan to take it back in for service under warranty.

Any ideas what might be causing this noise?
steinjr is offline  
Old 12-09-2014, 04:51 PM
  #294  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
E350
Got 2011 350 cab and have creak from drivers side dash up near windscreen and where the comand unit meets the heater controls.

MB dealer said its normal on cabs.
Caesium is offline  
Old 12-09-2014, 05:51 PM
  #295  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Brunswick, Maine
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2013 E550
Rattles?

Never ever arable or squeak from interior and this is at 55k miles on a 2013 e550. I do however have my drivers side exhaust pipe tip rattle on cold start up. If ou just place your hand on it it stops......was thinking about putting those quad tip AMG pieces on.
Sumfuncomet is offline  
Old 01-10-2015, 12:03 PM
  #296  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 113
Received 8 Likes on 4 Posts
2010 E550
I've got three I need to track down. The passenger headrest, the driver's seatbelt height adjuster, and one I didn't catch in this thread, something in the steering column when I drive over rough roads. Since it's long out of warranty I'll have to do some poking around.
markgm is offline  
Old 01-10-2015, 04:17 PM
  #297  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Arrie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,791
Received 71 Likes on 61 Posts
2010 E550
Originally Posted by markgm View Post
I've got three I need to track down. The passenger headrest, the driver's seatbelt height adjuster, and one I didn't catch in this thread, something in the steering column when I drive over rough roads. Since it's long out of warranty I'll have to do some poking around.
Look at the plastic trim around the gauges. On the 2011 E350 that I had and the 2010 E550 that I how drive there is a gap between the trim and dash at the top left corner of it. In certain road conditions this rattles.
Arrie is offline  
Old 01-10-2015, 04:32 PM
  #298  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 113
Received 8 Likes on 4 Posts
2010 E550
Originally Posted by Arrie View Post
Look at the plastic trim around the gauges. On the 2011 E350 that I had and the 2010 E550 that I how drive there is a gap between the trim and dash at the top left corner of it. In certain road conditions this rattles.
Thanks to this thread, I found where the cluster rattle was coming from, but not the steering wheel one. There is also one I forgot about in the center console (the right "wing door" on it) that I think I fixed by putting some felt under the bumpers so it's a little tighter.
markgm is offline  
Old 09-05-2016, 11:36 AM
  #299  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2014 E350
I have a slight creaking sound from the dash at acceleration. Dealer confirmed the noise and heard it in other E350s. I was told this is normal. This is absurd for a car that is only 2 years old and hardly driven. Certainly didn't make that noise 2 years ago when I bought it. Love the way the car drives, but question the build quality. My two jettas and sentra don't make any noises like this and are much older. Nothing the dealer is willing to do about it. If anyone else has this issue and resolved it, please reply. Any information is appreciated.
shawnnanan2004 is offline  
Old 09-07-2016, 11:22 AM
  #300  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
MBSebas87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Nyack, NY
Posts: 1,433
Received 54 Likes on 51 Posts
C300 Sport 4Matic
So I'm not sure if this noise is coming from outside or inside but I'm leaning more towards outside. This happens more in cold weather. This summer I was barely able to hear the noise but is still there. Every other time I accelerate from dead stop, I hear a noise like some metal part moved from the car taking off. It's a quiet and quick noise if that makes any sense. I'm going to wait til weather gets colder to replicate at dealer but I was wondering if any of you have experienced this. Sometimes I think it's one of the engine mounts or something like that but I should feel something moving and that's not the case. This noise drives me crazy every time I hear it lol Can't wait to find it and fix it!
MBSebas87 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 3.00 average.

Quick Reply: Interior rattles, noises and/or creaking sounds?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: