Interior creaks and rattles

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jamie307
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Interior creaks and rattles

Post by jamie307 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:10 am

I have two annoying noises.

The first is a creaking sound. I've now managed to track this down - it's where the centre tunnel plastic rubs against the bottom of the dash:

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Quite simply if I shove my finger in that gap while driving the creaking stops. I've tried thinking about what I can wedge in there to make a solution that doesn't look bad but haven't come up with anything yet. I must be careful because I've discovered that anything pushed in there can disappear behind the dash! Has anyone else noticed this noise?

The second is a rattling somewhere behind the steering wheel. Only present sometimes and hard to fiddle about pressing trim in that area while driving. I suspect it's something inaccessible though. :|

I won't be going to the dealer just for this so will have to wait until the first service.
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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by Dermottdog » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:53 am

I have a creak and a rattle too. The rattle I think is coming from the small plastic storage area on the glove box side (right hand drive car) that is removable and hides plugs and stuff. The creak comes from the drivers seat area where the seatbelt plugs in. It happens when cornering. Neither are that pronounced. It’s a mass produced car and not hand built. Yes, it cost £40k and should be perfect but it’s a year old now and if that’s all that goes wrong with it, I’m fine with that. I do understand how things can irritate though.
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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by YoVolvo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:30 am

jamie307 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:10 am
I have two annoying noises.

The first is a creaking sound. I've now managed to track this down - it's where the centre tunnel plastic rubs against the bottom of the dash:

Image1.jpg

Quite simply if I shove my finger in that gap while driving the creaking stops. I've tried thinking about what I can wedge in there to make a solution that doesn't look bad but haven't come up with anything yet. I must be careful because I've discovered that anything pushed in there can disappear behind the dash! Has anyone else noticed this noise?

The second is a rattling somewhere behind the steering wheel. Only present sometimes and hard to fiddle about pressing trim in that area while driving. I suspect it's something inaccessible though. :|

I won't be going to the dealer just for this so will have to wait until the first service.
I have the first noise you mentioned, the creaking noise.

I also toyed with shoving something in there. What worked for me was a forceful horizontal strike with the heel of my hand on the console below, the one that's below your red arrow.

It hasn't made the noise since - a few weeks ago.

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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by Bazza » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:31 am

I get constant noise from the passenger seat, bless Her!
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YoVolvo
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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by YoVolvo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:45 am

Oh no, it's the 70's all over again.

My mother-in-law said...

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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by Silver Moose » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:09 pm

Never had a single creak from anywhere in mine.

Useful solution to creaks, if you don't mind the smell - I love it, is a teeny spray of GT85.
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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by eugen61 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:02 am

My driver seat was creaking, but spraying WD40 on the screws holding the seat rail solved the problem. As Silver Moos is saying, try with a drop of GT85 or WD40, it won’t do any harm and actually could prove an easy fix.

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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by Rifleman » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:53 pm

I’m not experiencing any rattles at the moment but while out shopping today I noticed this in a stationery store.

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It’s sold as a pencil eraser block, dark grey, 75x28x18mm. It’s quite firm an could be easily cut with a scalpel/Stanley into small wedge shapes to use as packing to stop creaks between panels. Only cost a quid so I thought I’d get one just in case...
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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by LIPSTER » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:59 pm

Hi you could try the dense foam that comes from computer packing.
It's excellent for stopping creaks just cut it and push it in.

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Re: Interior creaks and rattles

Post by Paulinyork » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:48 pm

I have the creak. When I brake or accelerate with any sort of force it presents itself.

I did also have another big rattle coming from under the central speaker in the dash. This seems to have just stopped of its own accord. It had been in the garage about it and they found nothing - yet it still did it after the visit.

The creak maybe only started after the car was maybe 6months old.
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