- T6.1 Coast 150
Yes, I keep thinking in that direction: In the summer, when the sun shone on the windshield and much more during a ride, there was always a creaking noise. The whole journey, even if it was now half an hour or two. It does indeed only start after a few kilometers, minutes, but certainly soon enough. Then I thought of the effect of the air conditioning (shrink/expand) since it was then right at the bottom of the window and below that pipes from the air conditioning in the dashboard.You initially said it appeared to be temperature related and you didn't hear it first thing in the morning before sunrise or on days with lower temperatures. Are you seeing that effect now that the outside temperature has dropped?
I work in shifts and if I leave early in the morning and so no sun could shine on the front window, also not cold at the time: these were wonderful rides: no crackling. In the afternoon, on the way back: crackling again (after a few kilometers). So I was really thinking about the effect of heat and cooling.
Now that it is colder and the window has been cold and has not seen the sun, it also crackles: heating works… Again: cold and heat. I think it's really about the windshield and that it doesn't fit properly. Yet, I'm open to any sensible idea and pass them on to the dealer. Unfortunately, they have their own idea there: it can't be the windshield, nor the dashboard and at the moment they don't know what to do with it anymore. Spicy detail: they have not yet researched that much, very little in fact. It's just denying of what I'm doing. Ok, I know: they are the supposed experts and not me… but I drive the car every day and pass on my experiences (everything as I described above) but they don't do anything with it. I am therefore disappointed in the quality of Volkswagen and how it goes now at our dealer and am considering a complaint against the dealer (they received our money and I ask them for help; help to which I am entitled). I have already been told that they will send our california to the main dealer in Brussels and then I can wait a very long time for the car without being sure that they will proceed to fix the creaking. Also they threatened that if I want them to work on the window and reinstall or even replace it and the crackling hasn't been fixed with it, I'll have to pay for everything. They referred me to another branch of their dealership (not far from us luckily) and I hope they look at things differently there. I'm afraid I'll have to file a complaint and see what happens then. I am even considering selling our 5 month old coast. However, for now I must stay positive.