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Lately, as I begin my commute and lower the driver's window part way, the window is making a metallic click or tick sound on every single bump, even very mild ones. Then it seems like the window "settles" and the noise stops after a few miles, unless I put it all the way up and bring it down again.

Nothing when it's rolled all the way up.

Could it be that the bolts that hold the window in the regulator have loosened up? Anyone come across this?

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You can't talk about a clicking noise without this youtube link

https://youtu.be/U7_3xxQXgFs

As for your noise, if the car is beyond the B2B warranty, then I'd be taken the door panel off to see what's going on. But if it is still under the B2B, then into the dealership it goes.
 

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Not a prevalent problem, by which I mean it's not something seen so frequently that we can tell you with confidence what the issue is. I'd take it in. Shouldn't be too expensive even if it's not under the B2B warranty and you don't have an extended service plan. Shouldn't be hard to diagnose if you can reproduce it. Of course if you're more adventuresome you could, as suggested, take the door panel off and see what's cooking.
 

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My 2013 did this. I could also replicate it by pushing on the upper door panel. What it was is the window track was a little too tight and the nylon guides were squeaking on the glass. You have to remove the door panel, then loosen the track mounting bolts and spread them apart a little. There's a track for front and rear of the glass. With the door panel off I was able to easily identify where the noise was coming from. This is really not a job for an amateur. I made a post some time back about how to remove a door panel. If you attempt it, get a plastic panel tool before you start. Else you'll wind up scratching the paint prying the panel clips off.
 

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Mine did this too. They replaced the regulator under warranty.
But it could be what voganni describes and just so happened to be fixed because they were in there playing around to get the regulator changed.
 

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This just happened to my volt, you need to lube up the rubber window tracks with silicone spray, i tried the upper tracks and it didnt work then i sprayed the bottom tracks and it worked, you may be able to do with by just rolling the window down and spraying the silicone spray on both the left and right tracks.
 
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