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My car had an annoying buzz that sounded like that it was coming from the dash when driving on certain road surfaces. This was disappointing on a new high quality car.

Since this a Japan built RAV4, it has the pop-off covers for the towing eyelet. When I was washing the car I noticed that the covers on the passenger side were loose. I pictured in my mind the covers getting a resonance going and the plastic bumper acting like a loud speaker. I removed the covers and drove around for a couple of days. No buzzing.

I used some soft foam to shim the covers when they were snapped in place and have been driving it. No buzzing.

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Thanks for the translation.

No other photos now. It is on the front bumper of Japanese built cars. North American built don’t have these covers because they don’t have the “tow bar eyelet” that is used for tie down during ocean transport.
 
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