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We've been hearing a few rattles lately while driving our '08 XT - like it could be something loose in the exhaust, close to the engine compartment, or just aft of it. We did a lot of driving this holiday weekend - CT to VT, then CT to NYC, and I think it's worsened. When on the highway it sounds a bit like engine pinging, and I was worried I wasn't running high enough octane gas since I sometimes use 91 rather than 92 or 93, but I realized that's not what it is. It sounds almost like a bunch of ticking/clicking sounds are coming from the dashboard, or under the car in that general area. Before I call the dealership to have it checked, I wondered if any of you have had similar experiences? FYI - car has ~69K miles.
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Sounds like you have the infamous dash rattle. It's annoying, but can be fixed if you feel like tearing the dash apart and using some foam tape to tighten things up.
 
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