ISSUE: Creaking noise from front seat frame when driving
DIAGNOSIS & SOLUTION:
We are having trouble finding the cause of a creaking noise from the driver’s seat when driving over rough roads on a 2013 Jaguar XJ. We have heard the creaking noise on road test but with the vehicle in the workshop we cannot find the cause of the noise. Do you have any ideas what could be causing this noise?
Yes, we have had reports of creaking noises from the front seat on Jaguar XJ models produced 2012-14 and it is due to insufficient lubrication of the seat frame. Position the seat to the fully forward and highest position and fold back the trim at the base of the seat backrest. Using a syringe, available from Jaguar parts department, filled with Nyogel 774L grease, lubricate the seat frame crossmember (fig. 1.1.). Move the seat across its entire range of adjustments several times. Carry out road test to ensure the creaking noise has been eliminated.