The Plumber, on 23 November 2009 - 18:22, said:
One of the lost posts plus an update anyway.
As some may be aware my Snow-monster has been suffering from what at first appeared to be creaking/rattling sounds from the dash. This noise transpired to mainly generated by the 'A' pillar external black trim panels.
This apparently is becoming a known problem on the Yeti and the dealer attempted the recommended repair from Skoda last week.
Unfortunately this only worked for 3/4 of the way home before I ended up with a noise that my wife best describes as polystyrene packaging rubbing together.
Dealer has now ordered new trim panels, clips, seals etc. Although Skoda appear a bit unwilling to confirm, the dealer believes the fixing arrangement on the new panels has been modified to that used on my Yeti, so will wait and see.
I've done about 1100 miles and although I'm sensitive to the odd squeek in all the cars I've owned the only one I get is in the left instrument pod (high pitched plasticy) which is a bit irritating. I should mention it among with the other concerns - I'm getting a funny noise from the clutch when pulling away in first (short continuous whine for less than a second), but looking at the Haldex system it could be number of it's many bit and bobs working. It sort of hesitates too in first sometimes, so I should get that looked at. I'm new to manual after 8 years so maybe I'm over critical and haven't quite got used to it, I should have done by now.
Has anyone else noticed similar noises with their 4x4? Also -I don't even know if it's ever gone into 4x4 mode, how would I know, only one drive in a field and that was dry?
Would a Haldex problem appear in normal diagnostic check or do I need to find an expert? Since the Yeti is so new I don't think anyone is up to speed yet.
My mpg is pretty poor in town 20 - 25mpg and the paintwork seems to be getting scratched easily, this could be just a case of bad luck. The mpg is down to exuberance.
Other than that, it's a fun car to drive (hence the mpg) and practical too. The wife loves it, because it's comfortable and has a nice high view point. I like the gearbox and handling, looking forward to more A and B roads and a full tank.
Edited by scotchandskoda, 20 April 2010 - 17:11.