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So...I don't know if you all remember, I was having problems with the noise coming from the cowl. The manufacturer fixed everything-NOW I have a "ping" noise by (I think, hubby thinks otherwise) my seatbelt (where is comes out from the car)...does anyone have this noise coming from that area, and what did you do to correct it?
 

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Maybe the cowl noise was covering the seatbelt noise :naughty:
 

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Crank up the volume :naughty:
 

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Phobic said:
is it coming from the B pillar? Mine does that sometimes too. no worries.
Sounds likely! Seems there're a couple small bolts through a crossbrace just above the headliner and adjacent the B-Pillar that, if not very tight, can result in a clicking sound.
 

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Yeah it's the b pillar. I wonder if you can remove that stuff yourself or should I have the dealer check it out? my husband is a car guy but he's nervous he's going to break something so he's apprehensive about doing it.
 

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Try downloading the tech files via the sticky and see if there's anything helpful. I've had the B-pillar lower inner panels out to install illuminated sill plates and the accessory install instructions explain that much. You just have to be a little careful and deliberate, but it shouldn't be hard. As I understand, the awkward part is reaching under the edge of the headliner with a wrench to do the tightening. If you prefer, a dealer should be able to do that for you without charge -- it's a known issue (course, the dealer may not be in a rush to acknowledge it as a problem).
 

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just to update...I brought the car in on Friday. The mechanic only heard the noise twice and said he can't really say where the noise is coming from, so I might have to wait for it to get worse so they can pinpoint the problem. Typical answer from a dealership. the next day I had my husband call a rep from the manufacturer that I dealt with with the last noise problem and he had me bring it in today and he would look at it. We take it for a test drive in the parking lot and he hears the noise (thank god) and says it sounds like a weld came apart. This man knows his cars...turns out the weld at the b pillar wasn't that great, because the metal was rubbing against eachother..

I am noise free..LOVING the car again :D
 
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