Creaky headliner...easy fix!

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tyrrellnick
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by tyrrellnick » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:19 pm

Sound tends to resonate in strange ways inside cars. I've been having these pop/crack/creak sounds and I'm convinced it's the way the tailgate is aligned. Pressure in the wrong spots I think pushes on the light bar across the tailgate. I've taken a tip from another section of this forum and put some tape around the tailgate striker (the thing the latch grabs onto) and that solved it for a little while. Tape doesn't last too long so back to the dealer it goes... (19.5 SVA)
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KRG
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by KRG » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:23 pm

I also think some of it comes from the plastic d-pillar covers and the rear spoiler. Both are thin plastic and creak and squeak when they rub together. I was getting horrible squeaking when going over bumps and it turned out to be that. I had to unscrew the spoiler and put some cloth where it meets the d-pillars to prevent the two plastic pieces from rubbing together when the body flexes. It helped quite a bit but I still get some creaks and squeaks.
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777Jet
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by 777Jet » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:15 am

I also have this issue and looking for a fix. On my next service visit I will mention the post from Robby334, thank you,
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777Jet
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by 777Jet » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:34 pm

I guess my headliner is more of a rattle on anything but smooth pavement. Sound comes from mid cabin.
Mine goes in today, I will share what the service department comes up with. I was going to attach a short video clip, but guess I can’t.
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777Jet
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by 777Jet » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:02 am

777Jet wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:34 pm
I guess my headliner is more of a rattle on anything but smooth pavement. Sound comes from mid cabin.
Mine goes in today, I will share what the service department comes up with. I was going to attach a short video clip, but guess I can’t.
Update, my headliner rattle was due to the panoramic shade being in the full parked position for the winter months. Once some tension was on the shade, it went away. Service department agreed it was not right, but told me squeaks and rattles are only covered under warranty for 12 months. That is a first for me, but the Velar is my first JLR vehicle. So, I am not fully parking the shade.
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2019 Toyota Tacoma Pro Voodoo Blue

Ajeeth
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by Ajeeth » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:01 am

Hi guys,

For me the creaky noise is coming feom the small plastic panel that houses the SOS and Pano Roof button.

When I press against it while driving the noise disappears.

Not sure if anyone has the same experience.Let me knw. Thanks.

tyrrellnick
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by tyrrellnick » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:18 am

There just seems to be too much flex in the body of this vehicle. Turning into driveways and always hearing small creaks and groans drives me bananas. I've had the dealer re-torsion the strut braces (has fixed a regular pop/knock), but I still get creaking from the headlining over driveway entries, plus the odd 'pop' from the rear (again when going into driveways at an angle) which sounds like something plastic popping in and out of place. Maybe the tail light cluster? Or the rear spoiler? Sounds plasticky.
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Simonh
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Re: Creaky headliner...easy fix!

Post by Simonh » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:43 am

tyrrellnick wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:18 am
There just seems to be too much flex in the body of this vehicle. Turning into driveways and always hearing small creaks and groans drives me bananas. I've had the dealer re-torsion the strut braces (has fixed a regular pop/knock), but I still get creaking from the headlining over driveway entries, plus the odd 'pop' from the rear (again when going into driveways at an angle) which sounds like something plastic popping in and out of place. Maybe the tail light cluster? Or the rear spoiler? Sounds plasticky.
I get a regular knocking from the same circumstances. Sounds like a seat belt knocking against door trim (which it isn't). Rarely happens ovee bumps in the road. I don't have any creaking though which is a blessing.
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