If you pay attention to a noise on your automobile, you are right to be careful of it and take it seriously, although it is possible that nothing major will happen, it is also possible that it is the indication of a more significant repair. A noise that occurs in the trunk of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class is thankfully more a indication of a small manipulation or fix, rather than a complex one. To help you in your research, we have decided to write this content page to present you with the most likely solutions to your issue. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Mercedes Benz GLA Class 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 Mercedes Benz GLA Class : Built up dirt that causes poor closing
We will therefore begin with a trunk noise on your Mercedes Benz GLA Class created by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is possible that on a automobile 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 issue 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 Mercedes Benz GLA Class, verify 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 difference. 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 Mercedes Benz GLA Class that is related to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to read this content page on the noises at the back of a Mercedes Benz GLA Class.
Noise in the trunk of my Mercedes Benz GLA Class : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second probability, you may also, over time, knowledge a locking system that has taken up some play. And this is one of the most probably alternatives. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your Mercedes Benz GLA Class is very often related to this issue. Some solutions are existing to you according to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that quite often the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is more than enough to solve 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 case you would have to take off the cover that allows 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. You should examine the centering of the striker in relation to the trunk lock. If after looking at the trunk of your Mercedes Benz GLA Class closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, repeat the process by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Mercedes Benz GLA Class : Rivet following plate swap in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate swap you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell behind your plate. In fact, when a plate replacement is made, to take out the old one the strategy 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 Mercedes Benz GLA Class linked to a rivet, you will need to examine that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to discern 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.