Right, I love my car ( 2013 a4 2.0 tdi 143, 3000 miles on clock) but ever since I purchased it in may the front two windows have been rattling when going over bumps in the road, very annoying since we live in the uk with shocking road surfaces!!
I have done countless research on the web and all don't seem to give a definite reason why they rattle!??
I took it to warrington audi a few weeks and asked to have a technician come out on a test drive with me but they said that will not be necessary, so I left the car with them and when I came to pick it up they said that the technician test drove the car and couldn't hear the rattle ( must of been a deaf audi techy) and instead they just made a god awful mess of slapping "Crytox" lubricant on the door seals. Safe to say that I drove 10 metres out of the forecourt to hear the rattle almost straight away, well done awesome audi technician! I would of turned round and handed it back but I had to drive back to my raf base that night!
So, I took it back to them this morning and demanded that I want to have a technician come out on a test drive with me which finally they managed to arrange and he did manage to hear the rattle once we got on some uneven road surfaces, and concluded that he had never heard the fault before. I left the car with them in the morning and called them later on in the evening as I hadn't had any information from them, and they said they've removed the door card and everything is tight i.e regulator, speaker etc..
but there is still a rattle so they don't know what to do, they are ordering a new door card to TRY solve it but are not sure. I got told that they took out an identical a4 for a drive to see if the windows on that were rattling and they did rattle exactly the same as mine! Great factory inspection checks and build quality audi! So I'm hoping that a new door card may solve the rattle but I am not very confident that it will!
After my big long winded rant what I do want to ask any of you is that do you know what the cause is or have you had similar problems? Also please don't put, "turn your music up" as I have been doing that and you can only do it for so long!
The windows rattle really bad when the window is fully up and not too bad when down, but a rattle is still present over severe bumps.
Also I can only avoid some of the bumps !
I hope someone can shed some light on this as even audi don't know what the f**k to do!!!