: Clanging noise under moderate acceleration

09-02-06, 10:27 AM
Have a 06 V with 5500 miles. No whining problems (yet) but under mod. acceleration (not all the time) there is a noise like a metal rattling sound. Wonder if it could be heat shield, exhaust. Dont know

09-02-06, 10:41 AM
Aftermarket pipes? Retorque your clamps.

09-02-06, 10:54 AM
No aftermarket pipes.. Everything on car is stock

09-02-06, 11:15 AM
Is the sound coming from the front of the car or underneath the seat area?

09-02-06, 11:29 AM
It sounds as if it is coming from the front to middle if that makes sense. Dont think is the engine. Engine sounds smooth..Just loud noise occasionally. Just noticed it 2 days ago. Havnt had a chance to look underneath.

09-02-06, 12:17 PM
It bet it's the heat shield directly under the center arm rest. A few others have mentioned this issue. I remember someone posting a fix and is was extremely easy.......I just don't recall what it was. Maybe someone who knows will chime in.

09-02-06, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the info. I hope that is the problem. I will let you know as soon as I find out.