Roof Rattling - VW Eos Forum : Volkswagen Eos Forums

Go Back   VW Eos Forum : Volkswagen Eos Forums > Volkswagen Eos Forum > VW Eos Tech Q&A

VWEosClub.com is the premier VW Eos Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
Scarvo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1
Default Roof Rattling

Hi, I have this uncomfortable and annoying roof rattle in my EOS, things sound loose in there...is this normal or something needs to be replaced? I took to the dealer more than once but they keep telling me that its normal.
Scarvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-22-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
toureos
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dorset, UK
Posts: 275
Default

There have been quite a few mentions of this in the past. My Eos used to make an ocassional knocking sound over certain bumps. The thread at http://www.vweosclub.com/forums/show...ht=roof+rattle shows what some members have found.
__________________
Did have 2008 1.4TSI 122PS Eos until Feb 2012
Now have 1.4TSI 122PS SE Golf Convertible
toureos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
akselsoft
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 34
Default

Unfortunately, it typically is part of the "experience". There may be some loose pieces as per the thread noted by toureos.
akselsoft is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
heidi0531
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: belgium
Posts: 4
Angry roof rattle annoying!!!

...having exactly the same problem...warranty has just expired on my 2009 model - dealer says VW is well aware of the problem, but to fix it they have to take the roof apart - 15 hours labor!! It appears to me that in this case VW could extend the warranty - things being as they are, I guess we'll have to live with it.....
heidi0531 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
audionut
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: yry
Posts: 63
Default

My solution is so simple and effective. Bought a Selleys multipurpose lubricant spray with a long straw attached on the head. Spray all the joints at 2 corners left and right of the roof (with rear windshield up). Spray to any possible joint I could see see with help from the straw to reach far inside the panel.

My car is now dead quiet for over 2 months... no squeaking, cracking no matter what condition of the streets are.

The cracking noise is from the metal joint drying out in my case, not a plastic thing so may be the same with you as well.

Make sure you leave the car with a lot of ventilation and windows down would help the smell gone quicker after spray.

Also, I park the car in the shade most of the time so not sure how long it would last if parking under the sun though, before the lubricant dries out again.
audionut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 10:54 PM   #6
andrew-r
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: NSW
Posts: 3
Thumbs up Fixed rattle

Recently bought a 2007 TDI. Roof down no rattles. Roof up nasty metal on metal rattles, left and right, on minor road bumps. I had been through all the suggested fixes including shim removal with no effect. Also someone else had been stuffing around the left side adjusting the stops etc.
I was about to give up when I noticed a very small movement between the side arms and the fixed panel of the main roof section. With the roof half down (struts roughly vertical) I was able to use an 'L' shaped T30 torx spanner to tighten both the left and right screws securing the centre panel. They were loose by more than 1/4 turn!
Rattles gone!
andrew-r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2017, 11:05 PM   #7
scratchedeos
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 275
Default

Would you be able to take a picture of the area where the bolts are?

I might check mine.

Thanking you in anticipation.
__________________
ScratchedEos

2007 2.0TDI 6 speed Manual Paprika Black Leather, Sat Nav,18's and Xenons Western Australia
scratchedeos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 12:18 AM   #8
andrew-r
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: NSW
Posts: 3
Default

Photo is the T30 key inserted up into the driver side nut
Attached Images
File Type: jpg T30roofBolt.jpg (80.3 KB, 40 views)
andrew-r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 08:40 AM   #9
Batjes
Senior Member
 
Batjes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 348
Default

Good job and safes a lot in your pocket, the steeler would have wanted quite a lot for that!
__________________
2.0 tfsi dsg
Batjes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 09:30 AM   #10
voxmagna
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hampshire UK
Posts: 2,559
Default

Quote:
I was able to use an 'L' shaped T30 torx spanner to tighten both the left and right screws securing the centre panel. They were loose by more than 1/4 turn!
Rattles gone!
Good find! But rattles and loose screws have a habit of coming back. I would have considered Loctite? When I get my roof lining trim off I will have a look for those and Loctite them. In fact, I'll look at all the screws up there I can find.

Ah, I see from the photo it is a bolt with a shoulder and spring and the bolt should be fastened hard down to the shoulder. They always work loose unless there is a shakeproof washer behind the shoulder or the threads have threadlock on them. I'll look up the torx head bolt but many VW bolts (not the HT bolts) come with their so called 'use once buy more from us spec. They have a blue coating when new which is a threadlock. If this is a common problem they will be issuing a TB fix to replace the bolts. You can do a cheaper better job with blue non-setting Loctite. Or if you are really pushed, a drop of Superglue.

Last edited by voxmagna; 01-05-2017 at 09:39 AM.
voxmagna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 08:06 PM   #11
andrew-r
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: NSW
Posts: 3
Default

Agree about the Loctite.
I have since found these 2 bolts are very easily accessible from inside the boot when the roof is down (saves the 8 min panic). So no need to remove the roof lining!
andrew-r is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:36 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.