Clicking noise in rear of car

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NeilP
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Clicking noise in rear of car

Post by NeilP » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:41 pm

I have a Qashqai n-connecta 2016.
A clicking noise developed 4 months ago in the rear near side of the vehicle. Mainly over uneven road surfaces around town, and very little noise on smoother highways.
A very reliable body workshop I have used eventually discovered that if the rear near side gas strut was removed from the boot lid then the noise ceased. They believe the problem is a stressing or flexing where the side panel joins the roof panel, and would involve removing the roof lining to get at the problem. Possibly a spot weld? And with no guarantee that they could deal with it. There is a panoramic glass roof in the vehicle.
The vehicle is 11 months out of warranty now.
Any similar issues, or thoughts about how this could be resolved without such drastic action?

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gloucester
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Clicking noise in rear of car

Post by gloucester » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Duplicate posting - go to viewtopic.php?p=80432#p80432
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