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Faced rattling sound in my Glanza: Steering rack replaced in warranty

The rattling sound was as if something was hitting a plastic part on the front lower right side.

BHPian skanchan95 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Steering rack replacement:

Over the last month, another issue developed with the steering/suspension that was bothering me. The car will be completing four years in February 2024 and has far clocked 55,000 odd kms on the speedometer.

While going over rough roads or even concrete roads, a minor rattling sound was being heard which seemed to be coming from the front right side. The rattling sound was as if something was hitting a plastic part on the front lower right side.

The car was sent to United Toyota workshop, Mangalore. Initially they said it might be an issue with the suspension and it will have to be opened and checked. As the car is under extended warranty till Feb 2025, they will have to consult with Toyota for solutions/approvals and it might take 3-4 days subject to parts availability. Next day, they tried replacing the suspension on Toyota's suggestion, but the sound was still there. I was informed that they have been advised by Toyota to replace the steering rack to see if it eliminates sound.

The steering rack was replaced and did the trick. The sound is no longer there. It took 6 days to get the car back(including two days holidays in between).

This again shows the importance of taking maximum available extended warranty while buying a car. It not only saves you money but gives you great peace of mind in the warranty period. Toyota has been great so far for expeditiously honoring warranty claims.

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