The British automotive manufacturer, Land Rover, has a stellar reputation for producing sport utility vehicles that are both luxurious and rugged. The Range Rover Sport is a popular mid-size model that was produced from 2005 to 2013 as the first generation. As much as Land Rover owners love and appreciate their SUVs, they do experience some mechanical issues as with any brand of vehicle.
One issue that has proven to be especially vexing for 1st Generation Range Rover drivers concerns a mysterious in-cabin rattling sound. The source of this noise can be hard to discern and it sometimes requires that someone sit in passenger's side as well as the driver's side so they can both try to find the source. This rattle can seem to come from inside the doors, but also may sound as if it is coming from under the dashboard somewhere. The noise may also be increased as the car drives over rougher road surfaces. Other drivers have also reported hearing squeaking noises coming from the rear doors.
Finding the source of the noise is important of course. Hopefully, the cause of the noise is easy to fix once the source has been discovered. While this might not pose an immediate risk to the driver or passengers, it can certainly take away from the enjoyment of an otherwise great sports utility vehicle.
If you are the owner of a 1st Generation Range Rover Sport and you are hearing a knocking noise coming from somewhere inside the cabin, you should bring your SUV in for an inspection by a trained Range Rover import technician. There is a good chance that by doing so you will save money over a dealership.
Search for a local, independent Land Rover repair shop with Land Rover mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.