We have been back to the dealer multiple times for this, but we have a horrible creaking sound that worsens as the weather warms. It sounds like a creaking frame but it may end up being in the struts or other some other area.
In fact tonight I have to take it back to the dealer so they can install little microphones or something to measure where the sound is the loudest (it is loud in the cabin) to isolate and try to determine where the sound is coming from. Many trips back and now they acknowledge they finally hear the noise and are going to try to fix it. Previously I was told that it wasn't happening, then was told it was normal noise not usually heard because of a gas engine running, and now finally they acknowledge it is real, they do hear it, and they are going to TRY to pinpoint the cause.
Is this the result of buying a first year model? I would have hoped that since it has been around in Europe that this wouldn't be the case. But it turns out, this is just one of the many issues we have had so far. Nice car, fun to drive, but the problems sometimes outweigh the limited MPG benefit.
Edited by MADCMAX, 19 May 2013 - 12:48 PM.