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When driving on certain roads and going over some small bumps, etc I am noticing a rattle/vibration sound on the drivers side - it seems like when you have change in a cup holder, or something rubbing on plastic. Is this normal under certain conditions for the quality of this interior or could i have a loose piece of interior plastic or something?
 

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I have noticed something like that as well, seems to be coming from the drivers door panel (lower). Almost like a small ping pong ball / plastic type of sound. Haven't scheduled up a visit to the dealer yet, but will report back when I do.
 

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I have something like that except more metallic sounding and near the driver's head. Like in the headliner. I read a post here about the sound-matt material they use coming loose from the inside of the roof above the headliner causing noises.

Haven't had a chance to take it to the dealer yet.
 

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And its not constant either right? At one point I thought it was from a speaker but that's not it. I didn't notice before so I wonder if it is humidity causing plastic to expand and rub against another fitting piece. Now that I have noticed it, its bugs me
 

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I had the same problem. It was the plastic door (I think it's for the fuse panel I don't remember) located at the bottom left of the dash, driver side. This was surprising because I was pretty sure the noise was from the door or from the "A" pillar. I Put some little velco on it prevent rattling.
Hope that helps...
 

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I had the same problem. It was the plastic door (I think it's for the fuse panel I don't remember) located at the bottom left of the dash, driver side. This was surprising because I was pretty sure the noise was from the door or from the "A" pillar. I Put some little velco on it prevent rattling.
Hope that helps...
Hmmm...interesting since before posting I was thinking it may be that as mine is not flush but has a slight "bulge".
 

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Fuse panel cover

I took mine in for the same issue. The genius who worked on it replaced the left air conditioner vent. Still had the same problem. I narrowed it down to the fuse panel cover. I applied foam tape around the panel cover and the noise was eliminated.
 

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My sound is not constant. Seems to be triggered most easily by a slight accel/decell event.

Gonna do a little more checking into it now, see if the fuse/panel thing might be an issue. This forum is a great resource!
 

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Just wanted to post a follow up on this one, in case others have the issue. The first attempt at the dealer, they replaced a few clips in the door panel and added some foam, it didn't seem to help.

Second attempt at dealer, they took it for a couple quick test drives, and found the left side of the drivers seat base to be a little loose and squeaking. They took the seat out, then put it back in and torqued everything down.

Complete silence now, just like a VOLT should be. :)
 

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I hate to dig up a 2 year old thread, but I had a similar noise seemingly coming from the driver's side door panel (2017 Volt). I thought maybe something was inside the panel making the noise (sounded like a small ping-pong ball bouncing, or plastic sheathing bending). Then I noticed the noise continued after I stopped the car at home as I was getting out. It felt like it might be the seat. Turned out to be the little round plastic cap that is near the joint where the seat back and the seat bottom meet, right next to the B pillar. I had to move the seat back as far as it would go to remove the cap. Took it off, and drove around with no noise. Just for reference in case anyone else comes across it.
 

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I took mine in for the same issue. The genius who worked on it replaced the left air conditioner vent. Still had the same problem. I narrowed it down to the fuse panel cover. I applied foam tape around the panel cover and the noise was eliminated.
Thanks. We had the same issue and taking the fuse box cover off did the trick. I'll get some foam tape tomorrow when the hardware stores open up again (it's Easter today).
 
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