I have a minor rattle coming from my sunroof. Anyone else have this problem?
Once your dealer finally gets back with you, they will tell you the current fix is to replace the factory double-sided 3M tape with a new piece. Reportedly, they are working on something more permanent.prous8318 said:My rattle is coming from the roof rails, right as they meet with the forward slope of the roof, on both sides. As you gain speed, air flows under the leading edge, like an airfoil. This sets up a vibration that gets pretty radical as you continue to travel. I have taken it to the dealer and they too do not understand what is happening. They have forwarded the problem to Chrysler Engineering for review. But you know how that goes!
Has anyone else experienced this? Has anyone come up with a fix?
Love my Nitro. It is black and looks Awesome. I have the 24c upgrade to the SXT plus 17" tires and rims. Also added the "U-Connect" and it works well. I am using two phones on it all the time and I am learning it.
Just out of curiosity, how much is 110 and 160 km hr in MPH?wifesbombR/T said:I have the same rattle , noticed it happening around 110 km hr , pulled over and found the rubber seal of the roof pulling off. Fixed this problem still there. Fouind the roof rack to be loose. Took it to the dealership , they have sent out for new roof racks , when installed will see how it goes. They tell me that I should not be driving at 160 km hr , I say the speedo says more.
I have the same rattle. It is the roof rails as other mentioned.rossb said:I have a minor rattle coming from my sunroof. Anyone else have this problem?
MCNABB said:THOUGHT THE NEW ROOF RAILS AND MOLDING WAS A SURE FIX. SEEMS THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE MOLDING IN THE FRONT WHERE THE CURVATURE OF THE ROOF MEETS WITH IT, HAS LIFTED UP AGAIN. MUST BE TAPE UNDER THERE LIKE "MYBLUNITRO" TALKED ABOUT IN ONE OF THE PREVIOUS POSTS.
WILL GET WITH DODGE AGAIN AND TRY TO FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE THE SOLUTION TO THE PERMANENT FIX. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!! SOMETHING SO SIMPLE AND YET SO HARD FOR THEM TO TROUBLESHOOT.
IF THEY CAN'T HELP THEN I WILL BE LOOKING FOR THE PERMANENT BONDO PUTTY LIKE STRONG AS STEEL MIXTURE AND HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT MYSELF UNTIL MAYBE A RECALL IS MADE ON THIS FLAPPING PROBLEM. I WONDER IF ANY OF THE HEAD HONCHOS FROM THE DODGE/CHRYSLER CORPORATION READ ANY OF THIS THAT WE TYPE IN? PROBABLY NOT BECAUSE I "STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED A COPY OF MY WINDOW SALES STICKER THAT THEY THREW AWAY, THE ONE THAT I TOLD THEM TO KEEP FOR ME AFTER I BOUGHT THE NITRO"!!!!!!!!! WWHHHEEEEWWWW!!! I FEEL MUCH BETTER NOW, THINK I'LL GO TAKE A NAP......
MCNABB IN LOUISIANA............
Only the front of the rail has tape under it. About 10" back of the front edge is the first bolt that secures the rails. There are several more bolts on each side all the way to the back. The rails aren't going to come off. Put whatever you want up there, just strap it down, somehow.I just purchased a 2007 Nitro SXT with the 23C package. The dealership needed to order the cross rails for the roof rack. My concern with them only being held on with double sided tape is when I put a load in the turtle (cross rails mounted storage) or attempt to transport a mattress or plywood that the rails will completely come loose from the truck and potentially hit a vehicle behind me. Does anyone have the cross rails to carry materials or it is just a matter of them coming undone from the tape not holding? I live in S. Florida and if humidity is a cause, I may be in deep trouble.