Squeaky chair

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Tiguan_Scott
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by Tiguan_Scott » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:27 am

DH88 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:50 am
I thought it was the picnic tray too, but it was definitely coming from under the seat, around the seat belt bolt.

I brushed a bit of grease on the joints under the seat and it stopped and hasn't come back since, I think the fibre washers they use are naff and grease is really needed

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I'll need to try this.

Were they easy enough to locate?
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DH88
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by DH88 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:29 am

Yes fairly.

I put the chair as high as it would go and maximum tilt, then go in from the rear door, you can see all the pivots. Get a tub of grease (not oil!!!) I got mine from toolstation for about £3 and apply it to all the moving parts with a small brush

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at9668
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by at9668 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:13 pm

Just collected my mk2 in mar 19 and now the creKing sound from left side of driver seat started..chances on this post then realised that it’s a common problem in the latest Tiguan:(

Has anyone upgrade to a electric chair before? Not sure if this is a option or not.

Fishdockroad
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by Fishdockroad » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:20 am

Is your issue resolved @ at9668? Had my MK2 about six weeks and is used mainly by my wife who hadn't noticed the squeak but as soon as I drove it at the weekend its all I could hear! Part of me wants to do as DH88 has done and just attempt to do it myself but am reluctant to give it a try until I've at least spoken to the dealership. Will be ringing them tomorrow to see what they say.

at9668
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by at9668 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:16 pm

Just went back to the service center for the same issue 2nd time yesterday and they claimed that could not hear the noise anymore after they adjusted the seat position and applied some lubrication. Have a feeling that the same problem will come back pretty soon (last visit lasted 2wks and the noise back after that).

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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by chillyman50 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:40 am

I HAVE had this . underneath the seat there are two bolts latches. if you raise the seat up you can spray with wd40. it goes away then. this is exactly what the dealer did and I got them to show me.
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DH88
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by DH88 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am

WD will dry up after a while, use grease

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Silverage
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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by Silverage » Mon May 18, 2020 8:19 am

This has started on my 69 plate R-Line Tech over the last few weeks. I too suspected the tray table so I actually removed it and went out on a test run yesterday, but no difference, so it looks like it's the seat base.

Does anyone have specific details on the area I could try adding some grease to before I go through all the faff of booking it in with VW?

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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by DH88 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:58 am

Just around the hinges, there are fiber washers which look like they were supposed to prevent squeaking but don't seem to be sufficient

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Re: Squeaky chair

Post by Silverage » Mon May 18, 2020 1:01 pm

Sorry, hinges? Where are they?

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