Submitted by Jlomb436 on Fri, 2019-04-05 09:53
I could use your help here. Has anyone had thermal expansion issues? Ie crackling in their dash or under the armrest? I’ve had this issue since I’ve purchased the car in August and with the warm weather recently, it’s starting to bother me. In short, when it’s hot and I throw the AC on, or it’s cold and I turn the heater on, my entire dash starts to crackle and pop like rice krispies until it reaches temperature after about 5 minutes. It’s now gotten to the point where if it’s warm in the car from sitting in the sun and I roll down the windows, it will crackle and pop without ever turning the AC or fan on. Ambient air is now simply making it pop.
Has anyone run into this issue and if so, how did the SC remedy? I’ve posted about this awhile back, but I went to the SC some time ago and they said it’s a known issue and they’re waiting on a replacement part to be made. I thought I’d just tough it out and waited. Well, that was about 3 months ago. And if 99% of cars rolling off the line are fine, mine should be able to be fixed in my mind. A total guess, but it’s making me start to think that some sort of grease, foam padding or silicon wasn’t installed properly at assembly. Just a hunch based on seeing wafer padding around vents in my previous cars. Before I go back to the SC, I’m looking to see if others have tackled this issue. Anyone else have some thoughts?
Thanks for your help.