• Welcome to CivicXI.com everyone!

    If you're joining us from CivicX.com, then you may already have an account here!

    As long as you were registered on CivicX.com as of May 24, 2020 or earlier, then you can simply login here with the same username and password!

Interior noises - rattles, creaks, squeaks!

Village911

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2022
Threads
3
Messages
171
Reaction score
215
Location
Torrance, CA
Car(s)
FL5 #839
Some squeaking surfaced in the front drivers seat of my FL5 during an ACH run over the weekend. Can only hear it by rocking side to side up against the bolsters. I setup an appointment with the dealership to have a look next Monday.
Keep it posted please. I have a bit of squeaky sound coming from similar area!

 

Ulti-Resis

Senior Member
First Name
Mick
Joined
Jul 24, 2019
Threads
0
Messages
143
Reaction score
76
Location
UK
Car(s)
2019 Civic Type-R GT
This is nothing new. The FK8 has/had various vibration/rattle and squeak issues. My 2019 FK8 has a few. I suspected the FL5 would end up the same. It is luck of the draw, you might get one without any, you might not. It can be enough to drive you insane!

However, I will say, you can get this on literally any car brand/model and I'm speaking from experience, not just assumption.
 

Ulti-Resis

Senior Member
First Name
Mick
Joined
Jul 24, 2019
Threads
0
Messages
143
Reaction score
76
Location
UK
Car(s)
2019 Civic Type-R GT
Everyone bear in mind that taking them back to the dealer, them taking the car apart to try to fix this sort of thing can just result in fixing one and gaining several more. Where they've pulled things apart, broken clips and plastic panels are looser etc. It can be a never-ending headache.
 

mbaapk

Senior Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Mar 30, 2022
Threads
16
Messages
1,340
Reaction score
1,390
Location
Twin Cities
Car(s)
Pacifica
Everyone bear in mind that taking them back to the dealer, them taking the car apart to try to fix this sort of thing can just result in fixing one and gaining several more. Where they've pulled things apart, broken clips and plastic panels are looser etc. It can be a never-ending headache.
Good point! Best bet is to carry a passenger to help identify when it happens then hammer whatever is causing it with double sided gorilla tape or a can of jig-a-loo or chain saver.
 


Ministry

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2019
Threads
5
Messages
85
Reaction score
223
Location
Socal
Car(s)
FL5 Boost Blue #684, 2022 Si (sold)
Vehicle Showcase
1
Update - took it to the dealer yesterday and they agreed there's def an issue with the front drivers seat squeaking and stated they ordered a new seat frame, estimated 2-3 days for the part to come in. I'll report back if this addressed the issue - below is a quick video I posted to point it out.

 

Ulti-Resis

Senior Member
First Name
Mick
Joined
Jul 24, 2019
Threads
0
Messages
143
Reaction score
76
Location
UK
Car(s)
2019 Civic Type-R GT
That's one that would drive anyone crazy 🤪 Good luck, I hope they are right about it being the frame/rail and are able to fix it for you.

If it's not that then it may be a whole new seat.

Not a good start 😏☹
 

Naija Bull

Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2022
Threads
3
Messages
13
Reaction score
10
Location
Houston
Car(s)
2022 Si, 2017 Si (past), 2015 Si (past)
For what its what my 2022 Si driver seat has been creaking for a while too. Might be an 11th gen bucket seat thing.
 

Village911

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2022
Threads
3
Messages
171
Reaction score
215
Location
Torrance, CA
Car(s)
FL5 #839
Update - took it to the dealer yesterday and they agreed there's def an issue with the front drivers seat squeaking and stated they ordered a new seat frame, estimated 2-3 days for the part to come in. I'll report back if this addressed the issue - below is a quick video I posted to point it out.

I have this rattling noise from the driver's side vent and sometimes entire air vents. Sometimes it goes away...

I will try to post a video of this sound too!
 


CTR

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Threads
1
Messages
158
Reaction score
129
Location
US
Car(s)
2017 Toyota Tacoma, 1990 Mazda RX-7 (LS Swapped)
Update - took it to the dealer yesterday and they agreed there's def an issue with the front drivers seat squeaking and stated they ordered a new seat frame, estimated 2-3 days for the part to come in. I'll report back if this addressed the issue - below is a quick video I posted to point it out.
Thanks for sharing. Hard to see exactly what you are doing there - just shifting left to right? Definitely annoying and if you can't replicate it in the passenger side then likely an issue with just that seat/rail. Hope they find the fix quickly!
 

Ministry

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2019
Threads
5
Messages
85
Reaction score
223
Location
Socal
Car(s)
FL5 Boost Blue #684, 2022 Si (sold)
Vehicle Showcase
1
Yep - simply leaning left and right into the bolsters triggers the squeaking. The service manager seemed pretty confident a new frame would do the trick. This, coupled with parts readily available, made me wonder if this an internally documented issue.
 

CTR

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2015
Threads
1
Messages
158
Reaction score
129
Location
US
Car(s)
2017 Toyota Tacoma, 1990 Mazda RX-7 (LS Swapped)
Maybe it's a common issue with 11th gen Civics in general and they use the same main slider/frame? I wouldn't expect them to do something completely different for the Type R so that's encouraging if they already have a potential solution.
 

Village911

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2022
Threads
3
Messages
171
Reaction score
215
Location
Torrance, CA
Car(s)
FL5 #839
1669828235128.png


wouldn't want to buy a new honda and them taking everything apart, the car will never be the same.
That's a bit too much of a strippin down lol And why will the car never be the same by just installing a seat frame again? lol

 

 
Top