VEHICLE: 2014 Skoda Octavia III
ISSUE: Squeaking/creaking noise from front suspension over uneven surfaces
DIAGNOSIS & SOLUTION:
We have a 2014 Skoda Octavia in for service and the customer has complained of a squeaking/creaking noise from the front suspension over uneven surfaces. We have heard the noise on road test, but cannot pin point the source of the noise with a visual check of the vehicle on a ramp. Is this squeaking/creaking noise something you are aware of?
Yes, from the squeaking/creaking noise you have described we are aware of one fix for the Octavia III. The squeaking/creaking noise is due to dry contact surfaces within the front suspension lower arm bush. Remove the front suspension lower arm. Apply grease to the internal contact surfaces of the front suspension lower arm bush. Refit the front suspension lower arm. Repeat procedure for the opposite side. Check the front wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. Carry out road test to ensure squeaking/creaking noise has been eliminated.