Originally Posted by Brianva
Noise is not coming from the b-pillar nor the rear door - I removed the panels and verified. It seems to be from the back/rear quarter. Sound like fairly heavy metal part is loose. The noise is very noticeable over rough road - a banging/knocking sound. Dealer has been of little help. Anyone experience anything similar?
First, pull the cargo carpet out of the cargo area and look at the hybrid battery case for loose bolts/nuts. Second, Pull your cargo panels. There is a jack on the passenger side that could be rattling. There is the air-conditioning/heating unit on the driver side. There is the air vent to the hybrid battery on the driver side and you need to check the operation of this and the hybrid battery filter and vent door for sloppiness. After this, you are left with the rear cargo door panel. Good luck.
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