My 53 plate (UK) Mk2 Focus has a really annoying rattle at the rear which is
driving me crazy. It appears to be worse at startup when travelling at
relatively low speeds and sounds like the parcel shelf loose (it isn't as I
tried that) or one of the rear seats not secured properly. I have had the
contents of the boot emptied but it's still there so I just wondered if
there are any classic or common things I need to look at or that are
particularly common with this car?
I know it's a long shot but worth asking before I take it all to bits!!
Copied from a car report - worth checking
Tailgate Listen for a rattle from the boot area when driving over rough
(Ensure you have fixed the tailgate).
If there is a rattle, the nylon rubber that sits around
the latch on the striker plate of the boot will
probably have vanished.
Number plate Push and pull the number plate, if it rattles, it is probably
the cause of
a rattle that can be heard when driving.
The number plate needs some foam strips behind it.
That happened to mine a few years ago. The mechanic said it was a screw
securing the bumper to the car body, and that it had happened on his and
taken him ages to find it.
That's as specific as I can get unfortunately, as I wasn't there at the time
to see which specific area he was talking about.
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