A rattle type noise may develop from one of the exhaust heat shields. Replacement of the affected heat shield may be required to correct this issue.
Average mileage: 84,772 (13,000–250,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
58 people reported this problem
A rattle (vibration) noise when car is idling and when you accelerate.
my local independent repair shop simply removed the heat shield.
When the car is put in reverse or drive the rattle from a heat shield or something else becomes very loud
Exhaust heat shiel rusted through on clamp closer to engine. Rattles almost constantly
Shield at exhaust manifold rattles when cold.
My vehicle has the same problem. When taken to a mechanic, they can't find the problem.
rattles on cold start, but after it worms up, it stops.
I too had the rattle noise from a heat shield. The dealer corrected the problem.
heat shield making a tinny noise on acceleration taking it to dealer hope it is covered under 5/yr 60k
Repair heat shield by finding exactly where the vibration is coming from, replace heat shield or
repair by welding the lose part of the heat shield.
I had a rattle that continued to get worse as I reached approximately 2400-2600 RPMs no matter what gear I was in. This was more annoying than anything else. I had the local shop rip it off the bottom and no vibrations or noise since.
Exhaust heat sheild rattles once in a great while, but hasnt done it to much yet, butwill fix soon sometimes on those you only need to tightend something or bend something a little bit away from what its rattling against.
Rattling under my car... I found out it was a rattling heat shield, which I tightened with a worm screw clamp.
heat shield rattle fixed with two new clamps
This sucks! Runs good, but that rattle on my 05..... It seems to be the front passenger side of the pan the protects from getting burnt is where the rattle comes from, help! I hate that sound
Strong noise when accelarate
Notice rattling noise.I was told a type of sheild was missing.It was repaired with some type of clamp. I paid $60 for repaires.The heat shild wasnt replaced.The rattling sound is back now.
Noise in rear. Mitsubishi dealer thought it was muffler hitting trailer hitch. Only happens when I travel for some time so I believe that heat has something to deal with it.
heard the rattle. independent dealer removed it. He is calling Mits. to see if warranted. Has not been repaired yet. No idea how this will progress...betting mits won't cover it.
Loud rattle noise coming from the heat shield. More noticeable when RPM's get higher between each gear. I tried clamps and exhaust wrap, but nothing would stop the rattle!