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Creaking noise in my Creta centre console: Hyundai does a quick fix

There is now a very little noise coming in when the console is pressed hard on the either side. I think we are very pleased with the result and would definitely recommend getting it done.

BHPian Col Mehta recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Hyundai Creta centre console creaking noise fixed, well almost:

So as most of us know, Hyundai decided to drop their standards and use pathetic cheap plastics on its Creta - yes, we're talking about that notorious centre console creaking noise which has been annoying us from day 1.

At the same time, the car has a loud clunking noise from rear left when going over certain potholes and en-even roads. Parcel tray, registration number plate, stuff in the boot, rear seats, hinges - nothing is making that clunking noise. My son took the car to HASS (Triumph Hyundai, Mayapuri) to get it fixed. The staff there did their best to isolate and fix the noise, but were unsuccessful. We might take the car again to fix that noise. If anyone has any idea about that noise, please let us know.

In the meantime, however, these guys informed that there is a "fix" which has come from Hyundai to reduce/eliminate the creaking noise from the centre console. Basically some foam/double tape is applied on the console internal locks. This helps in greatly reducing the internal flexing which produces the noise.

One of the SAs (Vaibhav) - a very hard working, skilled and knowledgeable guy, attended the car and first dismantled the centre part of the console:

Then the entire console is taken off so that the foam/double tap can be applied:

Work in progress:

Unfortunately, my son was occupied with his work (on his day off), he couldn't click pictures when the actual work was ongoing. After the foam/double tape was applied, the console was put back on and voila, the creaking noise was (almost) gone! There is now a very little noise coming in when the console is pressed hard on the either side. I think we are very pleased with the result and would definitely recommend getting it done. I would, though, also suggest to ensure only an experienced personnel is allowed to work on this since it is is a highly specialized job and someone who is not thorough with the procedure will get you souvenirs (read scratches) on your car's centre console.

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