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Old 10-25-2017, 02:25 PM
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Driver's side 2nd row seat rattle in 2017 MDX

So far my '17 MDX has been great - with the exception of this annoying little rattle when the driver's side 2nd row seat is up and unoccupied. If someone sits in it - or if it's folded down - it's silent. I looked at the archives and found a TSB for a '14 MDX for a recliner cable clip that needed to be repositioned to remove a similar sound - but nothing beyond that 2014 mention. Anyone else notice this? Haven't hit up the dealer yet about it - it's not a huge thing and likely not warranting a visit on it's own. But curious if others have noticed.

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Old 10-25-2017, 07:24 PM
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If you can ride in back while someone else drives, check to see that the noise isn't actually coming from the rails. That's where mine was. They had to resecure the rail to the floor. I guess the factory person didn't use enough torque? lol
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Thought I'd close the loop on this one. Was able to consistently reproduce the rattle by hitting the side of the seat just right, resulting in a metal-to-metal contact within the reclining mechanism on the driver's side 2nd row seat (the hinge area near the middle. covered by the plastic piece). The dealer removed the seat and found a defective reclining mechanism. They ordered a whole new seat frame, and did a great job of tearing down the old seat and putting it back together. It took a couple of days, but now it's quiet as a mouse and seems more stable than it did when new. Definitely thumbs up to the service guy who took his time and made it look like a 700 mile new car should. Was sort of unnerving having it done, but I'm more than happy.

So if you get this metal-on-metal rattle in your second row, this could be the issue.

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Warranty repair. The dealership will fix it.
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Warranty repair. The dealership will fix it.
And that they did....
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Originally Posted by andysinnh View Post
Thought I'd close the loop on this one. Was able to consistently reproduce the rattle by hitting the side of the seat just right, resulting in a metal-to-metal contact within the reclining mechanism on the driver's side 2nd row seat (the hinge area near the middle. covered by the plastic piece). The dealer removed the seat and found a defective reclining mechanism. They ordered a whole new seat frame, and did a great job of tearing down the old seat and putting it back together. It took a couple of days, but now it's quiet as a mouse and seems more stable than it did when new. Definitely thumbs up to the service guy who took his time and made it look like a 700 mile new car should. Was sort of unnerving having it done, but I'm more than happy.

So if you get this metal-on-metal rattle in your second row, this could be the issue.

andy
Thanks for the heads up.
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Seat rattle 2014 MDX

I am looking for help on same/similar issue. Have 2104 MDX and mid row passenger seat has become water torture. I turned the cable around to no avail. Dealer says seat frame must be replaced $1200 frame, $1100 labor. A uranium Client Relatuons says NO. Anybody have alternate solutions?
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