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  1. I thought most of these suspension creaks were caused by the lower arm! Usually they need to completely remove it and grease it up.. As I understand it, there is a VW TSB for this, but generally only helps for 6-12 months, and is dependent on the temperature and humidity.. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  2. Your local roads must be in a better state than ours in Sheffield then lol!!! Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  3. Not sure if it's just me but when even a small stone gets trapped in my prets, it rattles around like someone at the side of the road is firing ballbearings at my wheels!! Can't remember that with my previous Mk V GTi... Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  4. Well contacted dealer again today to ask about release notes, but none forthcoming lol!! All they said was some people with pro nav had experienced the black screen of death, that's it really!! They did say my maps wouldn't change, shame as quite fancied having them updated foc!! They also said though any saved destinations would be wiped, along with home address, but no biggie I guess!! They also said my aftermarket speed camera alerts would be wiped, but should know them by now in all honesty I suppose... Any new routes I'll just use Waze, as long as that still bloody works... My motto has always been 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it', so just hope I'm doing the right thing here!!?? Waze to one side, anyone know how easy it is to have speed camera locations enabled on VW pro nav, and I'm asking this as a total technofobe before somebody starts talking about zip files and sd cards lol!? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  5. Touching wood here but never had any problems with nav whatsoever, although doesn't always connect to Spotify 1st time, so maybe that's it lol!!! I managed to get speed camera alerts on my nav, so hoping these aren't wiped by the update!! Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  6. Did you notice any differences at all when you got it back lol?? Did you lose any/all settings on your nav, like saved addresses, home address etc, or connectivity to your phone for android auto, spotify, waze etc etc? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  7. Apologies, what's OTA? Yeah, asked about cost, it's free as still in warranty, which is odd as car was registered April 2016! He said it's to do with system potentially rebooting itself intermittently, although I've not had that even once lol!! They will apparently perform a free heakth-check whilst it's there, which does make me a tad suspicious! However, if it's free, and an update, what have I got to lose tbf!? Hmmm, very confusing... Just wondered if anyone has been through similar!? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  8. Hi Guys, just received a call from my local VW dealer, stating there's a software update on my 2016 R pro-nav, ie a recall! He read out a load of official blah blah, stating that it will be hugely beneficial if I have it done, but my choice of course! He said it will return the nav to factory settings, although didn't go into any more depth tbh.. Anyone else had a similar call, email etc? Cheers Andrew Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  9. Totally stock, thus far, had my R 3 years now.. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  10. Ahh ok, that would explain perhaps why I only ever hear it when car is in motion!! I will investigate further, cheers... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. Sorry, are you talking about creaky steering or suspension here? Cheers Andrew Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. Cheers, is changing the top mount a big job in terms of effort and price, or is it just the bearing that might need changing? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. Cheers Guys!! We are talking about VW remember, lol, so they couldn't diagnose a bad hair day!!! Is removing the steering cowling safe to do? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. hmmm, i'll wait a while before booking it back in, my warranty runs out end of April. If can't sort it by then, i'll book in to Statllers in Sheffield, who could probably sort it quite easily, but then i'd have to pay for it, lol... Hopefully somebody else will come along who has had the same problem... I did actually go to VW reference the creaking rear suspension about 8 months ago, they lubricated the lower arm-bush (i think it's called), and yes, it did help a lot, but apparently a temporary fix, and the proof being that i've got it again!! :(
  15. Good afternoon, i hope you're all been good this year, so Santa can splash out on lots of goodies!!?? Apologies in resurrecting this thread but has anybody had anything even remotely like this problem? I finally managed to get a VW technician to sit in the passenger seat a few weeks ago, so i could take him out and demonstrate what the noise was! Sure enough, every time i turned left at a junction or roundabout, the creaking happened. He finally did hear it and agreed to investigate further under warranty! I was told the following day that the apparent culprit was a steering column slip-ring, and was replaced under warranty; i was overjoyed as has been bugging me for months and months!! Low and behold, the following day the creaking is bloody back!! I've done some digging on the internet, and there is a suggestion that the box connecting the steering wheel to the dash should be given a couple of firm 'blows', and some have even said that the screw (feel underneath the steering wheel column) should be loosened and the 'box' made to fit more snuggly so to speak! That said, i am not going to start fiddling with the steering wheel column, as knowing my luck the whole bloody steering wheel will come off in my hands, lol!!! Surely there is somebody out there who has heard or had similar creaking/noises?? Cheers in advance Andrew
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