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Hi to everyone. Recently got an Seltos S and experienced rear rattle and knocking noises driving over bumps and road imperfections, even now and then breaking and accelerating.
Turned out to be these two things.
The minor one was the actual back hatch door. It doesnt seem to move when you try it by hand but did when driving. I just applied a few layers of good electrical tape on the hard plastic wedges on the door/hatch.
This below.
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The other was the rear 40 section of the split 60/40 back seats. I suppose either side could do it but it was my smaller 40 section that was doing it. If you tried to move it by hand there was no sound, but again on the road it drove me mad. I got some good sticky 3M leather type adhesive, cleaned all the grease off of the catch area then stuck it on where the catch would contact. I feel the culprit my be the spring loaded bit inside the latch itself but either way it shut it up completely. No knock or rattles at all now.
Here is the latch catch area, you can see the stuff I put on it. Any good tape should do it really.
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Hope this helps out anyone elses who may experience these noises.
If you do hear something just drop the seat forward one at a time, have a little drive to determine which one.
Cheers. :)
 

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THese kinds of posts are very helpful....thanks
 

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THese kinds of posts are very helpful....thanks
Not a problem. I had a car several years ago that did simliar. It drove me crazy for about a year. It too was a seat catch. Thanks for the thanks. (y)
 

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Ok people. Heard another knock, knock, knock. Buy not on the actual road. I like fishing and fossicking here in Australia so go on some dirt roads now and then to do so. Nothing bad that any normal car could not go on. But on the dirt ones I started to hear it. It sounded more hollow than the first which was from the 40 split rear seat section, more like an outside the car knock. But, when I dropped the 60 section of the rear seat it stopped. Crazy, sounded like an outside knock but was the other side of the split rear seats. Some more leather tape and its silent.
I read elsewhere that Lukosilk which is a fabric type that is available in almost every Chemist (Here in OZ are Chemists, in US called Drug Stores) is also great as a sound deadener for this issue and used.
So dont be fooled if you hear a knock and think its external! First port of call drop each seat and listen. Also try the rear hatch and rear passenger doors I hear too.
Hope this stops some future hair pull out issues.
Cheers all.
 

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I have a rather lovely buzz at times / certain roads, sounds like its coming from right in front of you on dash... Was hoping a new car would avoid that!
 

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I have a rather lovely buzz at times / certain roads, sounds like its coming from right in front of you on dash... Was hoping a new car would avoid that!
Not sure if it's the same sound you're experiencing, but I was having a fine crackling sound from the front. It took a while to localize it, but I finally realized it was leaves under the hood a little bit in front of the wipers.

I've also had the issue with the knocking noise from the rear. I was very thankful to find this post, as it did turn out to be the rear seat latches :)
 

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Nice, that's what these forums are for, to help each other... We're driving to car so little with COVID that I'll have to keep my ears open... It's minor, and only on certain road surfaces, I think...no major noises so far. DT
 

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I think my problem was part of the dashcam power cord that wasn't secured...I fixed that! Waiting to get it permanently installed after this COVID stuff calms down. I was really impressed by the organization and how things are very ship shape and neat under the dash. My back is almost recovered......
 
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