Issue Number SA322 - Rattle Noise from Tailgate

wtam1100

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Thanks for everyone that posted up videos and tips on how to fix the rattling/ thumping from the tailgate. I added the washers the other day. Makes a huge difference. Tried two washers at first, trunk closed but u could tell it was popping up. Changed it to one washer hatch, it sits flush and no more noise. super easy cheap fix that we shouldn't have to do but its better than going to the dealership imo.
 

Mike_TX

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Seemed like the washer fix worked for me for awhile, but it came back. I might add another washer and see what that does.

Mine sounds a little metallic, making me wonder if some looseness in the lock mechanism might be to blame.
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Fl stingergt

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One of the fixes from kia is moving down the strike bar on hatch. They pop the welds off and move it down.plus add another washer. The problem is the hatch noise is from side to side movements. Go thicker with washer.
 

CeramicGT001

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My 2019 has had the thump/thud sound over bigger bumps for the last few months and was driving me insane. Finally fixed it by adding a 1/16 custom rubber gasket from the hardware store (no washers) cut to the size of the hatch bumper.

This video is where I got the idea from. Also I thread the hatch stoppers to the red line (just above the small lines imprinted on the stoppers) Trunk has been silent for over 2 weeks now.
 

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