Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California
Rattle Problem Solved.
Ever since I got the car, I have had some serious rattles. My two front doors rattle like there is something loose dangling in the bottom. I drive with my left leg pushed against the door to stop it from rattling while driving. The door front drive and passenger doors are getting fixed at the dealer next week.
The big problem was a rattle in the rear by the tailgate/hatch. Normal driving, and especially over bumps was a rattle that seemed for severe than anything. It was a loud, quick, banging noise.
I experimented with some blue painters tape, and taped down anything I thought would rattle (various bendable plastic in the back, wiper, etc.), and the rattle was still there. I noticed that the little spoiler on the hatch wiggled a lot. So I took some sticky foam and shoved it underneath the trim. Dove around, and the loud banging rattle was gone. So I shoved pieces of strip foam underneath the lining where the spoiler meets the glass, which you can't even notice.
Just thought I would let ya'll know to check your hatch spoiler to see if that's the cause of your rear rattle. I've seen a few posts about this rattle problem, but it would far be too much post in each thread, and that's also extremely annoying to everyone else.
2012 Jeep Compass Altitude