My steering wheel has always been making this noise & recently got worse. Fed up with it i decided to remove the steering wheel which was easy enough & also disconnected the airbag & horn. On the face of the column there is a plastic mounting plate that the steering wheel sits on it has 2 mouting stalks, i couldnt remove this but behind that there was a lose plastic ring (when i say plastic its like selotape) which i managed to pull out with tweezers (noise has now gone which i m happy about). Put eveything back together & ESP light remains on always, i have dissconnected the battery for a few hours which has made no difference. Cany anyone help ?