I have spent the last 2 weeks that we have our Ody observing the door rattles. I have come to the conclusion that the outside temperature has something to do with it. The temperature here in SLC during this time of the year fluctuates from 0 - 50 degrees F. On a relatively warm day (35-50 degrees) the door rattle meter ranges from 0-3 based on a rating of 0-10…and that’s tolerable. I work nights and this is usually the temperature when I go to work. It’s my drive home on cold nights that drive me crazy! I got so annoyed with it one night that I actually pulled over on the side of the freeway to check it out and I realized a later how cold it was that night, it might’ve been in the low to mid teens. Going back to what I’ve learned in my elementary science class, generally, solid things, <un>especially plastic</un> tend to contract when it’s cold and expands when it’s hot.
[This message has been edited by Miss Ody (edited 03-01-2002).]
My Ody started the door rattle with 700 miles on it. Took it to University Honda in Bowling Green and they greased the seals on the door. No rattle after the service. Winter decides to come back to NW Ohio and with the cold temps the rattle is back.
Can't wait to tell my Mom and Dad (both Chrysler retirees)that my brand new van has rattles.....
I'll turn up my sub-par radio and drown it out!
2002 Redrock Pearl EX
1995 Wheel Horse 520-H
1994 Plymouth Acclaim
Does your doors rattle all the time or when going over bumps? I notice the door rattling on my new 02Ody when I am basically going over uneven roads or bumps, otherwise it is pretty quiet and smooth. It seems like this is a common thing of the Ody though, the door rattles and that "gas sloshing" thump sound.
Two weeks after getting thevan, I noticed the rattle problem with the sliding door on the left (driver's) side. I brought it to a dealer and they apply the slick tape on the top edge of the door. The rattle went away for a week and then came back, this time with his friend on the right side door as well.
I bought a silicone spray can from a local hardware store (I think autopart stores have it too) and wipe on a few coats on the door seals. I recoat it very week or so. The doors are now much more quiet.