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I am with Milkfloat on this rubber to rubber issue. It would seem that first attempt...realignment...was to stop rubber on rubber sticking..failure. 2nd attempt was rubber conditioning spray, which is a longer lasting lubricant than silicon, stopping the two seals sticking together. Not a solution in my opinion just a sticking plaster (if you excuse the pun). My car has had both so it will interesting to see how long the rubber conditioner lasts. I have purchased Liqui Moly Rubber Treatment as a standby to try out if the noise returns.
So play/movement of the doors whilst driving is not an issue rubber on metal but is with rubber on rubber which is what we have on the mx30. This has my cranium wondering if the seals (potentially only at the top) are the wrong material and should be something akin to a silicon material rather than rubber (at least on one side) This would surely be a much reduced friction surface material. I am not sure my logic is correct so I am on a fishing expedition for other peoples opinions 🤔

Thoughts anyone?

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I'm not qualified to make an authoritative comment on that Alan except to say that you could well be right 🤷‍♂️. Personally, I'll be content if the issue can be managed with the odd DIY squirt of Rubber Treatment, irritating as it may be to have to do that.
 

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This problem is caused by "stick-slip" of 2 rubber seals. As the body flexes, the rubbers variously grab and then release. Automobiles rarely use rubber on rubber seals preferring to opt for rubber against painted metal. Now, clearly, Mazda and its dealers are clueless as to a solution and seem to try various different things. To me, the "fix" has to either be more stick or more slip but not both. Thebriggie solution is to pad out one of the seals and create stick and the various different lubricants are to give more slip. I am with a modified Thebriggie so no sprays for me and everything is fine. Just decide which one is for you after 15 minutes digesting what has gone before on this thread.
 

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I’ve had a “fix” by Mazda Cheshire oaks and I’m sure the driver window has started rattling again after a couple of months, anyone else had this after dealer intervention?
 

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Yip. Got that t shirt. 1st fix door alignment and extra padding added inside the seal, top of the back doors. The noise came back after a few months. I reapplied my Velcro strip fix and that sorted it. Mazda booked it back in again. Rechecked door alignment and then used "a special seal/rubber treatment" spray after they removed my velcro. Seemingly a Mazda fix re the special spray. All quiet at the moment but I have no idea how long the spray treatment will last.

And pro-rider yip from intial launch on all cars to date. I believe in the states the 2022 model was just in reality the 2021 model, but with a year added for some reason you might know, given it was for sale in the fall of 2021? No difference on the seals I am aware of. The noise crept up on me after a few months of ownership. Hopefully it won't happen to you as some owners have never experienced the problem. Don't know if the latest model has a different seal on the doors.

Alan
 
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