Creaking from Panoramic Roof

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gailjon
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Post by gailjon » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:59 am

Hi all,

We have a Family model that has now done 5000 miles. Loving the car and so far it has been pretty faultless (barring the usual ID3 niggles in software, etc).

We are especially pleased with the build quality of the car, it being silent over all surfaces in terms of creaks and rattles. However, just recently I have noticed that the panoramic roof appears to be making a creaking sound, like the roof is somehow moving independently of the structure of the car. It has never done this before, and is loud enough that passengers notice it as well. It does this whether the shade is open or closed and is more pronounced over poor surfaces suggesting to me that something is moving when it shouldn't be. I can't see any obvious signs of movement from the glass but I am wondering if the bonded glass is coming away from the metal somehow.

Does anyone else have this issue, or has had it?
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Post by Tom Dickan-Harry » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:38 am

I continue to have a creak but from the top of the dash around the HUD. It's been to the dealer twice and they've stripped down the area, added extra padding and eventually installed a new dash. Each time it has come home and within a few days the creak is back. I'm debating whether to send it for a second opinion at a different dealer.

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Post by Splitty » Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:00 pm

Just had mine replaced under warranty, there were bubbles in the laminate layer between the two pieces of glass. Two day job, most of the interior comes out before the roof can be accessed.

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Post by bowsh123 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:06 am

i have noticed a very very slight creak at low speed from the pano roof when reversing on my driveway with the radio off, passengers havent noticed it but i will keep an eye on it and get it booked in for a inspection if it gets worse over time

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Post by jhg » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:46 pm

Tom Dickan-Harry wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:38 am
I continue to have a creak but from the top of the dash around the HUD. It's been to the dealer twice and they've stripped down the area, added extra padding and eventually installed a new dash. Each time it has come home and within a few days the creak is back. I'm debating whether to send it for a second opinion at a different dealer.
I also have a creaking noise in the area of the dash around the HUD. Mentioned it to the service department when the car was in the workshop recently and they claimed to have fixed it, but it's still there.

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Post by Lundqvist_Zed » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:54 pm

When I searched this topic I didn't get a hit on this at first. Mine started creaking on the 5th of November. Quite noticeable. I have three areas around the permitter that creak when pressure is applied.
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Post by Chivers » Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:47 am

I thought about this yesterday when my Family had been making funny noises. Then I realised one of the back seats was not secured properly... So I cleared my problem myself.

But everyone who has had other cars knows they all creak. On my 2011 Touran I put a finger on the top edge of the drivers door where I could feel the movement compared to the door frame and drive at low speed over a curb. I could easily feel the movement. The cure for these creaks is to put some lubricant on the door rubbers. VW make a silicone based spray which also stops the rubber going hard and freezing to door to the frame in cold, wet weather.

Seems to me that the roof of any ID3 is a calculated part of the car's resistance to twisting, and I believe it is glued in place, so IMHO really unlikely to creak. I wonder if the sunshade could be the culprit?
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Post by Zinnenfries » Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:31 am

Hey guys

The creaking is from the placeholder foam under the glass roof. It is a recognized issue from vw and they will try to fix it vis inserting silicone lubricant. There is a TPI technical product information of vw about it. My Id hst the same issue and it got 80% resolved.

It is in German but you will get the idea.

Cheers!
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Post by gailjon » Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:36 am

Ah, thanks for the heads up. It does annoy me I have to say as the rest of the car is so rattle and creak free.

I will say though that I am not entirely happy at allowing the local VW dealership and their 'fully trained technicians' to do what is illustrated in the TPI. Did yo have yours done at your local dealer?
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