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Back door rattles

I am taking my Borrego in for (hopefully warranty) service Friday because my back door rattles something awful. It has never released, but it sure sounds like it's going to at any moment. Has anyone else had this issue? It may be the roads I drive - they're pretty bad. I don't get on the highway very much - mostly dirt backroads (which is one of the reasons I got this "tough" SUV).

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I have borrego limited. Have the backdoor (liftgate) problem too. Once the weather gets cold to around 30F, the door latch will stuck and the door can not be released. never has the problem in summer or fall. Only in the winter time.
One time, I thought it may need some lubricant, but that does not help at all. Do not have the time take to KIA dealer. I think those kind of things should be covered by the warranty.
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After waiting an hour or so in the waiting room at the dealership, a technician came in and wanted me to ride with him to see if the rattle had stopped. (Notice: I ride with part of the second row flat, and the third row flat most of the time - I carry a lot of boxes for work and I just fold the seats down) I got in, most of the seats were up, and my daughter's carseat was out of the car. He drove around and hit some bumps, and indeed, I didn't hear any rattle. I asked him what he did to fix it and he said he took her carseat out of the car.

Well, clearly he didn't read what the issue I had come in for - the backdoor rattled, not the seats. I hadn't even had my daughter's carseat in for most of the past two weeks, when the rattle really appeared. After folding down the seats, I asked him to go over the same bumps he had earlier, and sure enough, you could clearly hear the back door rattle.

He came back two hours later (after driving my Borrego like a maniac through the parking lot hitting speed bumps) to tell me the rubber between the metal latches in the back door was gone, and they had to order a part, to be put in later next week. Here's hoping it helps!
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I have had the same problem from day 1 with my 2010 Borrego EX V6. (figured it was one of the joys of owning a kia!) I wrapped some electrical tape around the pin that the rear hatch latches to. This seemed to help some. If you can get kia to fix it (good luck) let me know what they did so I can see if I can make mine stop.
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I have a 2011 Borrego EX V8 and it has the "Rear door rattle syndrome" as well. Starting to look like a design flaw. Taking mine into the dealer to hopefully get repaired next week.
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Over the past few weeks my right rear door has started to rattle when hitting rough patches in the road. I reread this post and looked at the latches in the door that catch the pin. The one on the right side seems to have a much looser spring when you push down on it, that may be causing the rattle if it is not holding the pin. What did the dealer do for your rattle?
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Sorry I haven't updated this in a while; in late April, the part finally came in, and the dealer was able to fix it. They ended up putting in a whole new latch (evidently there was a TSB on the other one?) and that has stopped the rattle. Now I'm on to my next issue...door seals. Smells like wet dog when it rains. Good times...I do believe I see a new Sedona (another child on the way) in my near future (if they discount them since it's being killed for a year).
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Thanks for the reply. Actually it wasnt the door after all. There was a broken part in my sunroof that had to be replaced and while they were doing this they found the light fixture in the ceiling was broken. They also replaced the sliding seat track on the right rear side because it was really loose and could have been a contributing rattle. . It doesnt rain much in Arizona, but the broken plastic in the sunroof caused some water to damage my sliding sunroof cover. I will say that my KIA dealership is really good about fixing any things that are causing problems.
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