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Please share any similar experiences.

My brand new Taos Highline since purchase vibrates some where behind the driver area only over cobblestones and bumps, but always then, since purchase this year. The Taos Demo vehicle at the dealership I bought it from makes same noise in same conditions from road tests with several VW technicians. All hear the vibrating noise sounding like a loose grill but no one knows its exact location or source of noise problem. HELP!
 

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Sorry to hear about your troubles with your Taos @Taos Sailor. We haven't gotten our Taos' yet in the US so it's hard to say on my end. Have the technicians found anything else?
 

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I feel sorry to read about this rattle issue with your new TAOS. I used to own an MK6 GTI and it had the turbo wastegate rattle. Before I foudn the solution through the VW forums, the rattle drove me nuts. It was a high-pitched ratling sound like two pieces of tin material vibrating together at certain points during acceleration. In my current B8.5 Audi S5, there is a rattling sound that seem to come from the passenger side B-pillar which can only be heard during warmer weather while dirving through a slightly bumpy road. One of the ways to narrow down the location of the rattling sound is to have a passenger help spot it for you while you drive. The passenger can be in front and back seats. Since the rattling sound is most likely high-pitched, it can reflect off glass or hard surfaces and make it seem like it is coming from a different location. A buddy riding shotgun can help you narrow down the exact location of the noise.

As Taos Time mentioned in his post above, the TAOS for US and CANADA just started shipping out of Mexico. Sales over here will start in June. So, there is no one here who has driven a production model yet. I have been watching a lot of Mexican car journalists' videos of their time with the TAOS on YouTube and not one of them noticed this rattling sound. If they did, I am 100% sure they would have mentioned it. I am not sure if they were driving production models during the press briefing so things may be slighly different for these demo models.
 

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The dealership will test drive (again) this week and this time video/sound record the issue so we are having progress. I am safety first, and while the noise is minor at this time, it is unknown in origin so if some yet unknown nut or bolt is loose, then drops off with more driving and falls into some other area to cause new problem, well that is avoidable, and my plan.
 

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The dealership will test drive (again) this week and this time video/sound record the issue so we are having progress. I am safety first, and while the noise is minor at this time, it is unknown in origin so if some yet unknown nut or bolt is loose, then drops off with more driving and falls into some other area to cause new problem, well that is avoidable, and my plan.
For such a new car I don't blame you for being cautious. You shouldn't have any issues and VW needs to address it. Hopefully they find the cause of it soon.
 
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