If you identify a noise on your car, you are right to be concerned of it and take it seriously, although it is possible that nothing significant will occur, it is also possible that it is the indication of a more critical fix. A noise that occurs in the trunk of your Land Rover Range Rover Sport is fortunately more a indicator of a small correction or restoration, rather than a complicated one. To help you in your research, we have decided to generate this content to present you with the most likely solutions to your issue. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Land Rover Range Rover Sport can come from built up dirt, the issue 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 Land Rover Range Rover Sport : Accumulated dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Land Rover Range Rover Sport induced by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. Indeed, it is possible 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 builds up at the trunk gasket. This issue triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To verify if you are in this scenario, open the trunk of your Land Rover Range Rover Sport, verify the state of the gasket that goes 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 possible however that you have a trunk noise on your Land Rover Range Rover Sport that is linked to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to have a look to this content on the noises at the back of a Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
Noise in the trunk of my Land Rover Range Rover Sport : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second possibility, you may also, over time, experience a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most potential alternatives. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Land Rover Range Rover Sport is very frequently linked to this issue. Several solutions are available to you depending on the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that sometimes the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is more than enough to resolve the issue. Secondly, it is also possible 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 remove the cover that permits 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. Don’t forget to verify the centering of the striker in relation to the trunk lock. If after verifying the trunk of your Land Rover Range Rover Sport closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, repeat the procedure by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Land Rover Range Rover Sport : Rivet following plate change in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate change you were unfortunate and that a piece of rivet fell at the rear of your plate. Indeed, when a plate swap is done, to take out the old one the technique used is to drill the existing rivets in order to put out 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 generate an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Land Rover Range Rover Sport linked to a rivet, you will need to verify that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to specify the noise. If this is your situation, 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 situation, you will have to take out the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.