If you acknowledge a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be attentive of it and take it seriously, although it is plausible that nothing major will result, it is also plausible that it is the sign of a more important repair. A noise that comes out in the trunk of your Ford C Max is luckily more a sign of a small adjustment or repair, rather than a difficult one. To help you in your research, we have chosen to compose this article to present you with the most likely solutions to your problem. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Ford C Max can come from accumulated dirt, the problem 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 Ford C Max : Accumulated dirt that causes poor closing
We will therefore begin with a trunk noise on your Ford C Max induced by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. Indeed, it is plausible that on a vehicle that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a priority or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt collects at the trunk gasket. This problem causes a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To examine if you are in this situation, open the trunk of your Ford C Max, 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 impact. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is plausible however that you have a trunk noise on your Ford C Max that is linked to other origins such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to have a look to this article on the noises at the back of a Ford C Max.
Noise in the trunk of my Ford C Max : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second probability, you may also, over time, experience a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most potential possibilities. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Ford C Max is very often linked to this problem. Different solutions are available to you depending on the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that oftentimes the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is enough to eliminate the trouble. Secondly, it is also plausible that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which circumstance you would have to take off the cover that enables access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, simply push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Make sure to examine the centering of the striker in connection with the trunk lock. If after checking out the trunk of your Ford C Max closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, repeat the operation by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Ford C Max : 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 at the rear of your plate. Indeed, when a plate swap is made, to remove the old one the process used is to drill the existing rivets in order to release the license plate. Sadly, 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 cause an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Ford C Max linked to a rivet, you will need to examine that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to identify the noise. If this is your situation, you will have to take out the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more disturbing situation, you will have to remove the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.