We had an Acura that developed dash pad flaws a few years back. It was made of foam and top coated with something to give it the final finish. The Acura dealership insisted on trying to have their person blend it and repair the top coating. Afterward it was worse than when we brought it in. The surface texture was now smooth in the problem spot area. After that, our dash pad ended up being replaced. Be aware that the Subaru dealership may also suggest blending the surface instead of replacing it. I personally won't go that route anymore with dash flaws.
My 01/17 impreza doesn't have the door rattles you guys are talking about, but when I take a turn, there's a sound like acorns rolling around knocking into plastic parts, about where the shifter is. It's very subtle.
They had the car for a day and half last week. According to the summary they took the dash and instrument panel apart and added foam tape in various locations. Not what I expected, and didn't fix it, so they'll be getting the car back this week or next week.I'll update on the dash rattle after they look at the car next week.
Funny you mention this, I get that from time to time but mostly in hotter weather and generally with a sharp turn although rarely just when accelerating somewhat briskly. It's not an every-time thing and for the longest time I thought it was something I had rolling around in the armrest cubby. Any luck figuring out what it is?My 01/17 impreza doesn't have the door rattles you guys are talking about, but when I take a turn, there's a sound like acorns rolling around knocking into plastic parts, about where the shifter is. It's very subtle.
I'm getting that as well, just around 11k now. My previous Subaru had several weather related rattles that subsided as the car warmed up. We're just starting to get cooler fall weather these past few weeks with it dipping in to the high 30s (but mostly 40s) from time to time. So far these seem to be behaving the same way, and if they're like some rattles that came and went in my 05 Legacy I'm wondering if they'll be transient. Maybe here this fall and then never to be heard from again.I've had the car for a bit over a year and until now it was rattle free. Just around 13K I started to notice a bit of that "Dash Rattle/Vibration Behind Gauge Cluster" thing that was mentioned. It comes and goes....seems worse when I first start to drive and then goes away. I'll wait till the next oil change and see if I need to report it...but if anyone else has had success with their dealership I'd like to hear about it...thanks.
could you give an update on your fix? did it help with the rattle?I have found one dash rattle so far.... at the corner of the dash and the "A" pillar cover.
I pushed it and it went away for a while but has returned as the weather got warmer.
I'll shove something in there (foam or tape) and see how long it holds.
Here is a picture showing where it is:
Can you describe your rattle? Where does it appear to come from? Do you hear it only when car is moving?Hi, someone has fixed the dash rattle sounds? I have a 2018 Subaru Impreza HTB Sport and I am having that issue when that car has about 12,000 miles. Now the car has about 21,000 miles and still have the issue. I brought the car to the dealership, but they didn't find any issue. I'm tired to deal with that dealership because of other problems with them (they broke oil crank in the second oil change) and I will try to fix it by myself.
Hi, I hear the rattle only when the car is moving. It is like some loose plastic rattling that comes from the dash (behind the instrument panel). There is another louder rattling sound that comes from the dash too, but that is from the left corner of the dash (where the tweeter speaker is) and sounds like some metal rattling (this rattling noise doesn't sound always, maybe depends on the temperature of the dash). I'm going to verify if it is the same problems as you had, but I don't think so, because the plastic rattling noise stops if I put some pressure on the dash.Can you describe your rattle? Where does it appear to come from? Do you hear it only when car is moving?
If it is the same as what I have - a very light rattling sound that appears to come from the center, I might have a potential fix for it - see Rear view mirror wire cover rattle and solution