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Missing sound insulation?

Missing sound insulation?

When I was performing my cabin air filter replacement when I removed the side panel. I noticed bare metal under the filter cavity/air exchanger. I did see some sound insulation on the edges but that's it. In the middle portion, it was bare. I had some leftover sound deading material and filled in that void.

https://i.postimg.cc/qBh0tH9q/Missing-Insulation.jpg

007bond | 17 oktober 2019

I found a few videos on replacing the filter and they don't have insulation there either so seems ok.

marianz | 17 oktober 2019

The battery is situated under the floor. It is big and thick. It could provide acceptable sound proofing.

PteRoy | 17 oktober 2019

I don’t find the car to be all that noisy unless there is a lot of wind. Even on the highway in normal conditions it’s not that bad. I drove my wife’s ice suv and felt like I couldn’t hear anything. Dropping my tires to 38psi made a huge difference.

PteRoy | 17 oktober 2019

By couldn’t hear anything I mean it was very loud inside the cabin.

tbd2001_01 | 18 oktober 2019

Having something missing isn't always okay.. if one had the drawings/specifications etc they we would know for sure. I posted long ago there were missing body fasteners in the inner wheel well.. was that okay too?? lol