Needless to say, this seems to be a hacky solution from the brand but looks like it has addressed the problem to a large extent.
BHPian sudeepmehrotra recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
I recently highlighted the constant creaking sound to the service center guys during my first service. The SA told me that Hyundai has recently started advising to apply this foam tape to all places where the center console inserts into the main body.
At first, they only pulled out the AC control panel to apply this, but when the sound continued for a week, they ripped open the entire console, spent close to 3 hours applying this tape to all possible contact points and fixed it.
Since then, I have driven about 1500km on all sorts of roads (including a road trip to Goa) and I have noticed the creaking sound only for a very, very limited time, which used to be quite frequent before this.
Needless to say, this appears to be a hacky solution from Hyundai but seems to address the problem to a large extent.
I have still kept the conversation open with the SA that I am observing the noise now and will come back if it re-emerges. The SA also stated if it’s a particular part-related problem, I need not worry since everything is under warranty and will be replaced if required.
Attaching some photos below, if you notice closely, you can see grey / white coloured tapes applied at various points in one of the pics.
Here’s what BHPian agm had to say about the matter:
Although this should not be the case with any vehicle, especially one like Creta which costs almost 2 million. But happy that Hyundai is proactively working on the issue and trying to sort it out to owners’ satisfaction.
Yours is a diesel or petrol Creta?
Have booked Creta IVT, which will hopefully be delivered to me this month. Wish they’d got rid of all these problems with the new Creta and I won’t have to go through this ordeal.
Would like to know if this issue is faced by the majority of the Creta owners or if a minuscule number of vehicles is affected by this.
Here’s what BHPian Turbanator had to say about the matter:
Little OT, but 4 persons attending to this job. Wonder what will be the costs of doing such work elsewhere in the world, $25-30 per person per hour.
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