If you notice a noise on your car, you are right to be concerned of it and take it seriously, although it is conceivable that nothing significant will occur, it is also conceivable that it is the symptom of a more significant repair. A noise that appears in the trunk of your Audi A4 is thankfully more a indicator of a small adjustment or repair, rather than a difficult one. To support you in your research, we have decided to write this content page to present you with the most likely solutions to your trouble. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Audi A4 can come from accumulated dirt, the trouble can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.
Noise in the trunk Audi A4 : Built up dirt that causes poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Audi A4 induced by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is conceivable that on a car that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a top priority or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt accumulates at the trunk gasket. This trouble causes a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To check if you are in this circumstance, open the trunk of your Audi A4, examine the state of the gasket that runs around the entire tailgate and clean it with a wet/soap cloth, dry the whole thing and try to close the trunk and take a dentred road to see the improvement. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is conceivable however that you have a trunk noise on your Audi A4 that is relating to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to consult this content page on the noises at the back of a Audi A4.
Noise in the trunk of my Audi A4 : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second probability, you may also, over time, knowledge a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most likely possibilities. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your Audi A4 is very often relating to this trouble. Different solutions are available to you subject to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that occasionally the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is good enough to eliminate the problem. Secondly, it is also conceivable that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which case you would have to strip off the cover that permits access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, just push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Be sure you check the centering of the striker in relation to the trunk lock. If after checking the trunk of your Audi A4 closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, replicate the operation by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Audi A4 : Rivet following plate change in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate change you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell backside your plate. In fact, when a plate swap is done, to remove the old one the procedure used is to drill the existing rivets in order to released the license plate. Unfortunately, it can happen that part of the rivet falls into the hole of the bumper and it will therefore wander inside the bumper and can create an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Audi A4 linked to a rivet, you will need to check that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to distinguish the noise. If this is your case, you will have to remove the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more problematic case, you will have to remove the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.