Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

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Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby Clmass918 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:48 am

I have a 2011 G37 coupe that I bought 2 months ago. It makes a popping/rattle noise while driving. The noise sounds like it's coming from the base of the windshield where it meets the dash. It isn't continuous, but happens often enough to be annoying. It's louder and more frequent on rougher surface roads. Anyone else have this problem? I have an appt. with the service dept. where I bought it in a week but would like to be able to give them a better idea of the problem if someone else has had this fixed. Thanks!


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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby audtatious » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:53 am

It's probably the outside plastic trim rubbing against the window. I've had it before and have solved it by pulling the trim and cleaning underneath it...I've also had luck by simply saturating the area with Rain-X which allows it to slide more (spray right at the edge so it saturates behind where it touches the glass).

Realize the G can play tricks as to where the sound is coming from. The first time I thought I was having the noise from the dash it was actually the passenger seatbelt rubbing the center console.

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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby Boatgangster » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:31 pm

I just started having that same noise; sounds like coming from center of dash where windshield meets the dash (2012 G37x coupe). Thanks Audtatious for the advice given to Clmass918; I'm going to give that a try.

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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby Boatgangster » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:50 pm

The Rain-X trick worked, never would have thought of that; thanks Audtatious. Just in case I need to clean underneath the trim in the future, how do you remove the trim from around the windshield?

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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby Khamren04 » Thu May 14, 2015 3:48 am

I have 06 coupe and have the same problem wth is that noise

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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby TheHoth » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:05 am

I have the very same problem. It is quite annoying. I recently got the rattle of the passenger side seat fixed and now there are noises coming from the base of the windshield and dash area. :frown:

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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby reybeast » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:34 pm

I have the same thing, seems to be coming from in front of the passenger seat where the windshield meets the dashboard. Mine sounds like someone is gently thumping the dashboard with their finger.

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Re: Popping/rattle noise from base of windshield

Postby reybeast » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:41 pm

I have the same thing, seems to be coming from in front of the passenger seat where the windshield meets the dashboard. Mine sounds like someone is gently thumping the dashboard with their finger.


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