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Renault Clio III - Interiors - dash noises,creaking/crackling

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I have a 56 plate clio 3 that i bought from new in January,i've only covered 3800 miles and i'm getting 2 noises coming from the dash area,the first happens when going over slightly rougher ground or when there's a change in the roads surface and its coming from the front of the dash between the section where the clock is and the windscreen and runs along about 2 feet,probably the section inbetween the 2 clips that the dash slots into. This is a sort of crackling noise,the type of noise as if you were gently squeezing an empty plastic bottle.

The second noise happens everytime i turn the steering wheel,either turning a corner or even if i'm just bearing left or right,the whole drivers side of the dashboard creaks,and not just a slight creak but a major creak that can be heard over the radio.

I've taken it in a few times but the dealer,who has been very helpful,is puzzled as to what is causeing it. I even went down when he took the dash off to look behind it and everthing seemed secure,nothing was loose.

These noises are driving me crazy,and shouldn't be happeing on a brand new car imo.

Does anyone else have this problem because according to my dealer i am the only one as they did a search on renault technical support and there is nothing saying that anyone else has reported this problem.

I'd like to hear from anyone that has this problem so i can show my dealer on monday when i see the service manager.
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welcome to the forum. We had a problem reported on a new (lag I think) that seemed to come from the dash / air vent junction.
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Dash Noise Clio III

I have a 10 month old Clio Dyn s138
Great little car but I have a dash rattle just above the clock/radio display-not all the time.This rattle will not be evident for weeks then will start again!
I am not that bothered as it's not happening all of the time but If yours is getting on you nerves then the dealer needs to address the problem under warranty-if no joy then try contacting another dealer.
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Not had a problem with our 56 Clio with 25k miles on the clock. In fact, been very impressed with it. Although, sometimes if the front passenger doesn't reel back their seatbelt correctly, it can rattle against the hard plastic pillar.
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