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Anyone have an audible rattle from the passenger seat when someone is not sitting in it? Not just the visible vibration but an annoying ticking/rattle sound (along with the seat vibrating visibly). I can usually get it to go away temporarily by adjusting the seat back and/or moving the entire seat all the way to the back most position but it comes back after a while and I have to fiddle with it again. Anyone know a fix? I am out of warranty so I'd like to avoid any dealer business if possible.
 

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First things first, check your seat bolts... ALL your seat bolts (The rear seat has bolts too) If loose, tighten them.
 

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Seat bolts are tight. Only the seat back vibrates (not the entire seat) so I assume I would need to access the reclining mechanism for the back part but not sure if that is accessible without removing the leather.
 

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It does sound like something's loose... Maybe a retaining clip? try reclining it all the way back, and all the way forward, and see if that changes anything
 

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I am dealing with the SAME problem and it's making me want to drive the car off a cliff. Did you find out the problem?
 

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Anyone have an audible rattle from the passenger seat when someone is not sitting in it? Not just the visible vibration but an annoying ticking/rattle sound (along with the seat vibrating visibly). I can usually get it to go away temporarily by adjusting the seat back and/or moving the entire seat all the way to the back most position but it comes back after a while and I have to fiddle with it again. Anyone know a fix? I am out of warranty so I'd like to avoid any dealer business if possible.
I am dealing with the SAME problem and it's making me want to drive the car off a cliff. If I grab the passenger seat towards the top and pull it towards the drivers side it clicks and I cant figure out where it;'s coming from. Did you find out the problem?
 
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