Extremely impressed with my new diesel Sonata. Latest trip of 1500 km it got
5.7 litres/100 km. Huge torque makes 4 speed auto fine. Only issue is a
major "creak" in right hand bottom corner of windscreen. At speed on
Australian roads its a total pain. Doesnt appear to be under the dash.
Sounds like panels rubbing together. Obviously a warranty issue and agent is
taking out windscreen without any prompting. Makes me wonder if its a common
fault though. Anyone heard of it before?.
I have had a similar noise in my 2006 Sonata since it was new. Mine
occurs mainly during cold weather (40F or below) and generally only when
hitting a fairly sharp bump. Mine makes a very loud creak/snapping
sound. The dealer tried to put foam in various places in the dash, but
never could find the problem. It almost sounds to me like it is coming
from where the windshield attaches to the body, but I could never be
sure. Mine is definitely on the right side near the bottom corner of
the windshield. I have no idea though as to the source.
In the US, there is a TSB about this creaking issue. It's caused by
the glass rubbing against the frame and trim.
The fix involves injecting some lubricating oil into the gap between
the window and the outside trim.
Agents removed/replaced the windscreen and thought there wasnt sufficient
sealant around edge of windscreen. We,ll see.
Pit they left glue marks all over dashboard. People wonder why I prefer to
do things myself!.
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