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Hey y’all. Mom honestly not sure if I’m posting this in the correct section. Feel free to move it.

anyways, about 20 mins ago this area (as seen in pictures) has begun to make a noise.
It kinda sounds like a vibrating noise.
Has anyone else experienced this as well?
I’m driving a 2021 Forte GT-Line.

it’s from either this area:
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Or this area right behind the dashboard.
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kinda sounds like when you put a plastic bottle on top of change and it starts to make vibrating noise. It’s not super loud but you can hear it. It’s louder when you got roads with a more rough pavement. You can barely hear it when the road is super smooth.

hope someone can help! This is confusing.I had the car for 4 weeks barely.
 

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Most cars have that dashboard rattle. My Forte SX doesn't.

You can push into the seam foam, rubber, weather strip, vinyl tubing/strip.

Home Depot, Lowe's.

Hope this helps.
are there any instructions somewhere on how to do this?

edit: is it normal to happen out of the blue like that? Should I take it to the dealership?🙈
 

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Be sure to remove all personal items that didn't come with the car, then check for the sound again. My garage door opener buttons were rattling until I moved it t a different spot.
 
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Be sure to remove all personal items that didn't come with the car, then check for the sound again. My garage door opener buttons were rattling until I moved it t a different spot.
Yessir already tried that. Sadly no luck :(
It definitely sounds like it’s coming from the middle thing that looks like a speaker. What is it anyways? Cause there’s for sure no sound/music coming out through there, I think 🙈
 

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Yessir already tried that. Sadly no luck :(
It definitely sounds like it’s coming from the middle thing that looks like a speaker. What is it anyways? Cause there’s for sure no sound/music coming out through there, I think 🙈
I think that's the bluetooth speaker? I can't be sure for the Forte but most modern cars with the middle speaker that doesn't pump out sound are usually used for phone calls, etc
But I'm thinking something must have come loose? At least it's still under warranty so bring it up at your next service.
 

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interesting! Thank you. Do y’all think I should try and open it up and maybe drive around without the cover for a bit to see if it really comes from there?
also: where can I find those instructions?

When you see it...don't slap yourself too hard...LOL :devilish:

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interesting! Thank you. Do y’all think I should try and open it up and maybe drive around without the cover for a bit to see if it really comes from there?
also: where can I find those instructions?
IMO you should have the dealer look at it. That way if they damage anything (like the speaker cover) they get to replace it...:)
 

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🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤣
In defense I was at work last night 💀 lol
LOL! The proverbial: "if it was a snake it would have bit you"...
 

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Do you have anything in the sunglass holder? Try removing anything from there to see if the noise goes away.
Yup, that's probably it. I had that rattle drove me nuts, wasn`t sure where it came from until I opened the sunglass holder, it disappeared right away.
 
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