1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Rattle, creaking from rear near around parcel shelf - saloon

Smudge973 May 15, 2018

  1. Smudge973

    Smudge973 Member

    151
    21
    18
    it’s a week old today and I noticed at the weekend there is an annoying creaking from somewhere inside the car around the rear parcel shelf.. I took the rear seats down and it’s more prominent... I can’t find it when stationary and I think it’s somwwhere under the parcel shelf...

    Any ideas..

    Booked in garage in Friday, hoping they can sort fairly quickly as it’s taken the enjoyment away for now... Grrrrr, bloody cars....
     
  2. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Active Member Bronze Supporter

    115
    30
    28
    Seems common to be fair. Noticed that myself. Doubt there is a fix.
     
  3. Smudge973

    Smudge973 Member

    151
    21
    18
    Needs to be, it’s awful.... grrrrrr
     
  4. CBD

    CBD New Member

    7
    2
    3
    Coming from one side?

    I had something similar or the same coming from the area where the parcel shelf meets the pillar trim, it actually went away on its own and has not come back yet!
     
  5. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,638
    2,375
    113
    No groaning here, perfectly happy. It has been noted that when the rear door seals get dry they can make a fair few noises, and had that with other cars I owned.
    But with yours being under the parcel shelf I would get someone to ride in the back with the seat down and see if they can identify the area its coming from...
     
    Smudge973 likes this.
  6. Smudge973

    Smudge973 Member

    151
    21
    18
    Just dropped into Audi on my way past and they did exactly that, I drove and the master tech sat in the rear with other seat down, he tried a few things and then put some lube on the lock, no joy... so back to the original appointment on Friday.
     
  7. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,638
    2,375
    113
    So they heard the noise?
     
  8. Smudge973

    Smudge973 Member

    151
    21
    18
    Absolutely yes mate, it's hard not to.... I so bloody wish I could find it myself.... no ideas...

    So it's back with them Friday, but I'm not hopeful TBH
     
  9. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,638
    2,375
    113
    Well that's one good thing, I believe that some have experienced creaking being caused by the rear window or its side trims...
     
    Smudge973 likes this.
  10. cjp2k

    cjp2k Active Member Team Daytona saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    303
    46
    28
    And1 likes this.
  11. graphicfx

    graphicfx New Member

    1
    0
    1
    Any update on this please? I've had the same problem for a couple of weeks. Thanks in advance.
     
  12. Tommy_Egan

    Tommy_Egan Member

    58
    18
    8
    The most annoying noise ever!

    My car has been in with the dealers for 4 weeks this Tuesday for the same rear knocking/creaking noise. Mine as I suspect is inside the tailgate, sounds like some trims.

    They have replaced the tailgate motor, still did not cure the noise.

    They removed all trims and insulated all wires and trims, still did not cure.

    They removed tailgate lamps to check clips. No issues found.

    This week adjusted the tailgate and the tailgate release latch. Seems to have cured the noise but caused another fault.

    When releasing the boot the latch is now making a horrible loud noise which almost sounds like the boot is struggling to release.

    Reported to Service Manager who has said if they readjust the latch and the noise comes back they will no longer work on my car.

    Quite bizzare, the Service Manager wants me to accept this new fault as it cured the knocking noise.

    I have complained to the Dealer Principle who is now investigating.

    Surely this is not acceptable?

    In my opinion I think the DP will not help. Worst service ever at this Centre.

    Audi Erdington avoid at all cost!

    My car has been sat for weeks without being touched.
     
    Smudge973 likes this.
  13. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Active Member Bronze Supporter

    115
    30
    28
    Surely they are not the worst. They’ve tried. Fixed the initial issue. Seems like a design flaw. I find the boot difficult to shut. Really have to slam it.
     
  14. Smudge973

    Smudge973 Member

    151
    21
    18
    Well they had a look as above but it’s going in on Tuesday ‘until it’s resopvrd’ It’s so frustrating- I’ll keep you all posted
     
  15. Smudge973

    Smudge973 Member

    151
    21
    18
    Have to spoke with Audi UK and made an official complaint ?
     
  16. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

    7,638
    2,375
    113
    I guessyou have a Avant so your issue isn't the same as some are having with their saloons?
     
  17. Tommy_Egan

    Tommy_Egan Member

    58
    18
    8
    Yes made a complaint with Audi UK who are also useless. I have been told if I am not satisfied with the works and once the 8 weeks have passed then I will need to contact the Motors Ombudsman.

    Audi have 8 weeks to come up with a resolution or give the dealers a chance to put things right.

    8 weeks is a bit excessive considering this Tuesday my car will have been in for 4 weeks and they've done almost 100 miles in road testing.

    I would like to bring this up as a point but I have no proof of the milage when I dropped it off.
     
  18. Tommy_Egan

    Tommy_Egan Member

    58
    18
    8
    Sorry. Yes, mine is the avant.
     
  19. Tommy_Egan

    Tommy_Egan Member

    58
    18
    8
    Worst service. Do not return my calls. Do not keep me in the loop and up to date. Constantly chasing them for answers. I agree, seems as though they have fixed initial fault but created another one. Tried handing the car back to me with the justification that at least your initial fault has been cured.
     
  20. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Active Member Bronze Supporter

    115
    30
    28
    They would have recorded the mileage going in, although they would point to having to drive in real world conditions. Seems excessive mileage though
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2018 at 11:20 PM
    Tommy_Egan likes this.
  21. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Active Member Bronze Supporter

    115
    30
    28
    Fair enough.
     
  22. Candell

    Candell Member Audi A4

    94
    23
    8
    I had an annoying creaking coming from the boot, I got the wife to drive as I was in the back investigating. Mine was the back of the seats where it connects to keep the seat upright. I placed a couple of foam pads in there where the metals were rubbing.
     

Share This Page