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This is build quality and or design issues. The Audi GT has been out for over a year now, is now a $120k car and hearing this has seriously made me ready to drop my year old order, as I still don’t have a build date. I test drove a 2022 I-Pace and it was great and 2/3 the GT price. The GT doesn’t seem worth the price
There are a few owners and Former I-Pace on this board.
I had one myself. Highly recommend
 

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FWIW, i'm sure plenty of people don't have any rattles (myself included) and don't post about that fact.

I would be very disappointed if i had a bunch of rattles in a car at this price point, too.
So I've also experienced one month of exhilarating, rattle and trouble free driving in my e-tron GT. Worth every penny IMO.
 

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All my doors rattle when the music is turned up. I'll need to remedy this ASAP
Haven't got my GT yet but this is certainly a symptom of my B9 S4 with the B&O stock system fitted, has done it from day one at moderate levels, EQ set neutral not much '3D' surround added and seemed (weirdly) to be temperature dependent.

Hope they find a remedy for yours, and hope to god mine doesn't come with the same problem as the S4 (it has done my head in for the last 4 years despite various recalls, deadening material and warranty funded visits to the dealership in an attempt to cure it)
 

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I drove a demo car (probably had a build date around march 2021), that had a rattling door pocket just a described here. And a buzzing sound coming from the dashboard (passenger side) actually came from the front visor, hope this helps.

I would describe mine as rattle-free but that's not true, it's like that 99.7% of the time. Sometimes a buzz or creak can occur if you drive of a cliff, honestly mostly in rare conditions. The Audi A6 (C7) I once owned was slightly better in this regard, it felt like it couldn't squeak at all.
 

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So my RS had been at the dealer since Tuesday for the annual service, investigate why I don't have Android Auto wireless (it was a mid-year upgrade, mine is 03/21 build) and the mysterious passenger door rattle that stops if you touch the pocket or the armrest.

At first they couldn't reproduce the rattle but I gave them two song titles that easily reproduced it. Note that I'm not talking about playing the music at excessive levels, just normal listening volume. They removed and reinstalled the door panel 8 times adding more and more tape to it and the rattle remained. They contacted Audi USA and they're going to replace the door panel with another one. You'd think that for a 2022 RS e-tron GT with Y1 package (red stitching) finding a panel would be a long shot but it turns out that another dealer 30 miles away happened to have one in stock (I have no idea how/why). So they're shipping the panel over and hopefully they'll replace it tomorrow and eliminate the rattle for good.

I did mention to the service advisor that there are a few people online complaining about the exact same door exact same situation. He recommended that they all contact their dealer so it becomes a known issue with a TSB. He also confirmed that they only get paid for about an hour of time but fortunately for me at my dealer only the lead techs are allowed to work on the RS and since they're all busy it was the actual shop foreman who's doing it and they're on salary so the time invested was a bit less of a concern than it would have been otherwise.

It seems like everything on this car is a three day process so it's a good thing to have a spare car while you're waiting for yours to get fixed, even if it's just a door rattle. At least my dealer is thorough and willing to get to the bottom of it instead of telling me to pound sand so I'm grateful for that.
 

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So my RS had been at the dealer since Tuesday for the annual service, investigate why I don't have Android Auto wireless (it was a mid-year upgrade, mine is 03/21 build) and the mysterious passenger door rattle that stops if you touch the pocket or the armrest.

At first they couldn't reproduce the rattle but I gave them two song titles that easily reproduced it. Note that I'm not talking about playing the music at excessive levels, just normal listening volume. They removed and reinstalled the door panel 8 times adding more and more tape to it and the rattle remained. They contacted Audi USA and they're going to replace the door panel with another one. You'd think that for a 2022 RS e-tron GT with Y1 package (red stitching) finding a panel would be a long shot but it turns out that another dealer 30 miles away happened to have one in stock (I have no idea how/why). So they're shipping the panel over and hopefully they'll replace it tomorrow and eliminate the rattle for good.

I did mention to the service advisor that there are a few people online complaining about the exact same door exact same situation. He recommended that they all contact their dealer so it becomes a known issue with a TSB. He also confirmed that they only get paid for about an hour of time but fortunately for me at my dealer only the lead techs are allowed to work on the RS and since they're all busy it was the actual shop foreman who's doing it and they're on salary so the time invested was a bit less of a concern than it would have been otherwise.

It seems like everything on this car is a three day process so it's a good thing to have a spare car while you're waiting for yours to get fixed, even if it's just a door rattle. At least my dealer is thorough and willing to get to the bottom of it instead of telling me to pound sand so I'm grateful for that.
Thanks for posting that. My RS goes in for first service next week so hopefully they can fix this as it is very irritating.
 

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I got my car back today, the new door panel is matching and looks fine, carbon, stitching and all. The door panel is a $1,500 item so I'm glad this was done under warranty. And most importantly no more rattles from the door! I'm a happy camper now.
 

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I got my car back today, the new door panel is matching and looks fine, carbon, stitching and all. The door panel is a $1,500 item so I'm glad this was done under warranty. And most importantly no more rattles from the door! I'm a happy camper now.
Did they identify a part in the door panel was defective?
 

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Does the door panel include the audio speaker?
It does not. The tech had to migrate a bunch of stuff from the old panel to the new panel.

Did they identify a part in the door panel was defective?
They couldn't. So after consulting with Audi directly they replaced the panel. But the service manager told me to encourage others to report as it could have been a bad batch of door panels.

For the record mine is a 4/21 build date car with the Y1 package with carbon, dynamica, leather, and red stitching on the panel.
 

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There are a few owners and Former I-Pace on this board.
I had one myself. Highly recommend
I had a 2019 and 2020 Jaguar I-Pace....build quality, materials, comfort, performance, handling and enjoyment was a 10/10. A loaded 2022 HSE msrp is now around $75k, whereas it used to be over $90k. The I-Pace is one helluva deal!
 

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Car is now scheduled to go in on 8/11. Dash pad at the heads up area buzzes, passenger and rear passenger door panels have buzzing at various speeds. Overall the car is far from being tight and buttoned down. My Cadillac Blackwing 5 and Corvette are rock solid, which amazes me. The wife's Cayenne Turbo is also like a vault. I am going to give the dealership a shot at fixing it... Drove a Taycan 4s demo and it was super quiet and tight.
 

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Car is now scheduled to go in on 8/11. Dash pad at the heads up area buzzes, passenger and rear passenger door panels have buzzing at various speeds. Overall the car is far from being tight and buttoned down. My Cadillac Blackwing 5 and Corvette are rock solid, which amazes me. The wife's Cayenne Turbo is also like a vault. I am going to give the dealership a shot at fixing it... Drove a Taycan 4s demo and it was super quiet and tight.
We are on Taycan #2 and they are seemingly made from a single piece of granite! They are bank vault solid and have been 100% reliable! Kind of sad that Porsche and VW seem to have much higher quality than Audi. What a fall from grace, as Audi used to be the benchmark!
 

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We are on Taycan #2 and they are seemingly made from a single piece of granite! They are bank vault solid and have been 100% reliable! Kind of sad that Porsche and VW seem to have much higher quality than Audi. What a fall from grace, as Audi used to be the benchmark!
I hope you don't mind me saying, trying to be Switzerland here. :) , but I follow the Porsche forums and I beg to differ. You'll quickly find a DIY-guide for fixing Taycan rattles on the forums. Not saying I don't believe your Porsche is better build, it's just that some cars (whatever the brand) seem to be tighter than others, just like we see here on the board.

That said, Audi's dashboard for example is different and a complex shape with different (cheaper) materials which is challenging in this regard, I can understand why the perception is there.
 

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I hope you don't mind me saying, trying to be Switzerland here. :) , but I follow the Porsche forums and I beg to differ. You'll quickly find a DIY-guide for fixing Taycan rattles on the forums. Not saying I don't believe your Porsche is better build, it's just that some cars (whatever the brand) seem to be tighter than others, just like we see here on the board.

That said, Audi's dashboard for example is different and a complex shape with different (cheaper) materials which is challenging in this regard, I can understand why the perception is there.
Yes, E V E R Y brand can have rattles. Everyone bags on Jaguar & Land Rover and I have had 6 Range Rovers and 2 Jaguars and they were 1000% rattle free and utterly reliable and virtually trouble free. We have had tons & tons of Mercedes and BMW and some were perfect and some had awful rattles and squeaks.

We have had 3 Audis and 5 Porsches....and all 3 Audis were beyond a nightmare and all 5 Porsches were so beyond flawless. Just going with our experience.
 

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Took delivery of a new GT about two weeks ago. Love the car. Range has proven to be better than expected, super fun to drive, WAY better than my Tesla X.
On the bad side... rattles. I have several annoying rattles coming from the car. Rear passenger area, center console, dashboard.

Attempting to get it in to service at my dealer. I did call and got the famous "your the first person to have this problem" and "we don't typically chase down buzzes and rattles".
Just checking to see if anyone else has had an issue. Thank you in advance
Thank goodness, I'm not alone. I just took delivery of a 2022 GT Prestige about 4 weeks ago and after 4-5 days the interior rattles presented. I have a rattle in each front door panel, the rear right door panel, and the instrument cluster pod. It's progressively getting works and it's driving me berserk!

My dealer wants to blame it on the guys that wrapped my car and thus charge me vs it being a warranty repair, but I'm trying to explain that the rattles presented two weeks before the car was ever wrapped. Additionally, what does wrapping the car have to do with the instrument cluster pod??

Unfortunately I didn't report it to the dealer before wrapping because I thought maybe when the car got wrapped that maybe things would get tightened up when the door panels were re-installed, but that didn't happen.

The rattles are from the interior door panel arm rests. A slight squeeze on them, or slight pressure pushing them towards the door quiets them right down.

I looked for screw/bolt access panels to try and tighten them up, but all the bolts for the arm rest must be from the other side.

Sucks!

This is our 7th EV. We were in the Tesla camp at first, but gave up on the build issues after owning 5 of them. We then bought an e-tron 55 Prestige in 2020, which so far is our favorite, most predictable, solid and reliable EV yet!

We've owned numerous Audis and can quite honestly say they've been solid and reliable, so I'm quite surprised and a bit disappointed in our GT, as rattles and creaks have not been our only issue.
 

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Car is now scheduled to go in on 8/11. Dash pad at the heads up area buzzes, passenger and rear passenger door panels have buzzing at various speeds. Overall the car is far from being tight and buttoned down. My Cadillac Blackwing 5 and Corvette are rock solid, which amazes me. The wife's Cayenne Turbo is also like a vault. I am going to give the dealership a shot at fixing it... Drove a Taycan 4s demo and it was super quiet and tight.
Wow. My GT has the interior noises in the exact same places. It started with the instrumentation pod, then the front door panels, and now the rear right door panel.

Dealer is trying to blame the guys that did my wrap. They also try to reproduce the noises by playing music, but music is not what makes the noise, it's riding over certain types of road surfaces.

Never had such an issue with our other Audis... our e-tron 55 Prestige is solid!

Even our Alfas are very solid, and I'd never, ever expect an Italian car to be more solid than a German one. But, here we are. Solid AND reliable (modern-day Alfas).

My 2017 Giulia QV has 31,000mi on it, 12,000 of which are track miles (Road Atlanta). Our daughter's Stelvio Sprint... solid. Our Stelvio QV... solid.
 

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Wow. My GT has the interior noises in the exact same places. It started with the instrumentation pod, then the front door panels, and now the rear right door panel.

Dealer is trying to blame the guys that did my wrap. They also try to reproduce the noises by playing music, but music is not what makes the noise, it's riding over certain types of road surfaces.

Never had such an issue with our other Audis... our e-tron 55 Prestige is solid!

Even our Alfas are very solid, and I'd never, ever expect an Italian car to be more solid than a German one. But, here we are. Solid AND reliable (modern-day Alfas).

My 2017 Giulia QV has 31,000mi on it, 12,000 of which are track miles (Road Atlanta). Our daughter's Stelvio Sprint... solid. Our Stelvio QV... solid.
If this is causing you stress (and it would me) I would bite the bullet and have someone install skinz. I can't stand car rattles.

Find a good installer. They will insulate the panel clips as well as they can be the cause of rattles sometimes.

Yes Audi should be sorting this for you, but getting any kind of decent customer service these days is nigh on impossible.
 
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