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I have 187 miles on my 2011 LTZ. Noticed that I now have a strange rattle/creaky type noise coming from the front driver side door. The noise is most evident when accelerating from a dead stop. I did have to brake hard yesterday, so maybe it's actually some kind of suspension piece that is loose? Anyone have an issue like this?
 

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I have a rattle/creak/buzz on the drivers side (it alternates depending on conditons, radio use etc..) and I narrowed it down to the seatbelt height adjuster on the B pillar. When I have it all the way up is when the noise starts, but it goes away in the down position. I'm pretty tall so I need it all the way up, but can't really figure out how myself or the dealer could fix this so I've just gotten used to it. This may or may not help with your issue however..
 

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I noticed this too! I'll check the seat belt adjuster, it sure sounds like that is the area it is coming from.
 

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EGF3 said:
I have 187 miles on my 2011 LTZ. Noticed that I now have a strange rattle/creaky type noise coming from the front driver side door. The noise is most evident when accelerating from a dead stop. I did have to brake hard yesterday, so maybe it's actually some kind of suspension piece that is loose? Anyone have an issue like this?
Have you contacted your local dealership regarding this concern? There are many benefits to taking a vehicle to your local dealership. You can guarantee that technicians are certified and that the parts come with a GM parts warranty. For these reasons, I would recommend taking the vehicle to your local dealership to be diagnosed. They should be able to assist you further and have a plan for addressing the issue. I can also look into this issue further. In order to do more research, I will need some more specific information from you such as your name, address, phone number, the VIN for the vehicle, and current mileage. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me either on the thread or via private message. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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I had a creak that was coming from the drivers side towards the middle of the vehicle or I would say towards the front of the rear door. The sound would stop when it rained. I took to the dealer 3 times until a tech drove with me. He said he fixed the bracket for the brake cables but the noise was still there. I looked under the truck to see what may have been causing it. It turned out to be 2 hard clear plastic tubes that surround the rear brake cables. I put some heater hose over one of the plastic pieces and now no more noise.
 

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I had a creak that was coming from the drivers side towards the middle of the vehicle ...
Yeah, that is nothing like what I have been experiencing. glad you had an easy fix though. :thumb:
 

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Appreciate the feedback here. I'll give the seat belt height adjuster fix a try, then will take to the dealer to have it looked at if that's not it.
 

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I have a very similar sound coming from my driver's side door as well. Not while accelerating mind you, over sharp bumps. It's one of my only complaints with my Terrain. I thought it was the adjuster but moving it up and down or even holding it doesn't seem to stop the noise.

I'm on a Cadillac forum as well and remember someone complaining of a similar sound on a new SRX. Turns out (in his case) it was a component of the side curtain air bag system that wasn't properly insulated and so it was rattling against the roof steel.

In my case it's not bad enough for me to take to the dealer... you know what will happen there, don't you? Dollars to donuts they'll butcher and grease-smear the headliner, side panels, etc etc.
 

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I have a very similar sound coming from my driver's side door as well. Not while accelerating mind you, over sharp bumps. It's one of my only complaints with my Terrain. I thought it was the adjuster but moving it up and down or even holding it doesn't seem to stop the noise.

I'm on a Cadillac forum as well and remember someone complaining of a similar sound on a new SRX. Turns out (in his case) it was a component of the side curtain air bag system that wasn't properly insulated and so it was rattling against the roof steel.

In my case it's not bad enough for me to take to the dealer... you know what will happen there, don't you? Dollars to donuts they'll butcher and grease-smear the headliner, side panels, etc etc.
I would be happy to look into this for you as well. In order to more research, I will need the VIN and the current mileage sent to me via private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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I had a creak that was coming from the drivers side towards the middle of the vehicle or I would say towards the front of the rear door. The sound would stop when it rained. I took to the dealer 3 times until a tech drove with me. He said he fixed the bracket for the brake cables but the noise was still there. I looked under the truck to see what may have been causing it. It turned out to be 2 hard clear plastic tubes that surround the rear brake cables. I put some heater hose over one of the plastic pieces and now no more noise.
Exactly where along the brake cables did you place the heater hose? I took a look underneath and tried to shake the brake cable a little, but couldn't duplicate the sound. What I am hearing certainly sounds like it is outside of the vehicle and underneath - almost like something is flapping around. As soon as you start to take off from a stop, you hear it "flexing".
 

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Exactly where along the brake cables did you place the heater hose? I took a look underneath and tried to shake the brake cable a little, but couldn't duplicate the sound. What I am hearing certainly sounds like it is outside of the vehicle and underneath - almost like something is flapping around. As soon as you start to take off from a stop, you hear it "flexing".
On the drivers side near the rear tire. The brake cables are surrounded by hard clear plastic (The cables inside are black). They rub to gether and make a noise. Didn't sound like something flapping
 
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