If you notice a noise on your car, you are right to be careful of it and take it seriously, although it is possible that nothing significant will result, it is also possible that it is the sign of a more significant fix. A noise that shows up in the trunk of your Nissan Leaf is fortunately more a indication of a small correction or fix, rather than a difficult one. To help you in your research, we have chosen to produce this content to present you with the most likely solutions to your issue. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Nissan Leaf 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 Nissan Leaf : Built up dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Nissan Leaf triggered 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 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 condition, open the trunk of your Nissan Leaf, check 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 Nissan Leaf that is relating to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to read this content on the noises at the back of a Nissan Leaf.
Noise in the trunk of my Nissan Leaf : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second possibility, you may also, over time, knowledge a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most probably possibilities. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Nissan Leaf is very frequently relating to this issue. Some solutions are available to you subject to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that oftentimes the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the system with thick grease is sufficient to fix the problem. 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 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, 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 regards to the trunk lock. If after checking the trunk of your Nissan Leaf closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, repeat the operation by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Nissan Leaf : 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 replacement is made, to take out the old one the process used is to drill the existing rivets to be able 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 Nissan Leaf linked to a rivet, you will need to verify that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to discern 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 take out the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.