Originally Posted by RuffMuttK9z
Well it's good to know that it's common and harmless. I drove it with the guy from the dealership for a few miles today and it of course wouldn't make a peep. But as soon as I drove away...
It does seem to come and go, so probably is what you say it is. Out of curiousity, what are some of the things I could try to remedy it, even if only temporarily?
Thanks for your input!
There are two basic fixes for the door striker "thunk" :
1. Wrap some electrical/duct tape around the latch point (in the door jamb).
2. Adjust the latch to pull the door tighter against the door seals.
3. Foam, grease, playing cards, small rodents... lot's of things can be stuffed in there to stop it from thunking.
The tape is very easy and quick, but will wear and could look weird (if that matters to you).
The latch adjustment, while not hard, can involve some trial and error to get it "just right." (If you pull the door in too tight, it's harder to close and the faces of the body panels won't align right).