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french_matt 05-16-2011 09:34 PM

Central console bezel squeak
The central console bezel (the cheap silver plastic that surrounds radio and control) tends to squeak when going over bumps and orad imperfections.
It's more noticeable when it's hot and sunny. One can easily reproduce it by just pressing on it. It's bound to happen with that kind of plastic, just wondering if there is a way to reduce it (maybe applying some kind of plastic conditionner)??


french_matt 05-17-2011 01:28 PM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
anyone experiencing the same?

bigpanda 05-17-2011 04:29 PM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
I don't experience it but I'm getting some rattle and squaks from doors and front instrument round ring. Interior design certainly looks nice but needs to be better built.

jonboverland 05-18-2011 09:08 AM

Re: Central console bezel squeak

Originally Posted by french_matt (Post 416418)
anyone experiencing the same?

I experienced numerous squeks and rattles with my Overland, coming from the AC vents to the center console. The dealsherip fixed the center console rattle, which was the most annoying, but I agree that there is no real fix to the cheap plastic. It's a matter of when it will rattle and not if.

hammer1234 05-18-2011 09:29 AM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
No noises yet at 2500 miles (weather in NE has been anything but hot and sunny) but that plastic is a bit of a disappointment. Seems almost flimsy.

one11sgt 05-18-2011 11:27 AM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
If you comfortable enough to remove the bezel around the radio (it just pops off)...get some armor all and put a light coat on the back of it where it touches the other plastic. If not take it to the dealer and have them fix it. I had an annoying noise coming from the right rear of my car. After numerous trips to the dealer....turned out it was the label on the brake line in the inner fender. Amazing what little things can cause so much aggravation.

Jody0513 06-28-2011 10:23 AM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
The squeak in my Jeep is around the gear shift bezel. I have had it to the dealership 6 (or 7) times now and they cannot seem to fix it. I told them it seems that the plastic is not the best material here. They have done the "noise cancelling package" which consisted of anti rattle foam and soft tape. Does anyone have any other ideas on what to do? It's a terrible noise, my car has 5,000 miles on it and it has squeaked from day 2!!! I am close to contacting an attorney. I have given Jeep zeros on the customer service survey calls thinking someone from Jeep Quality would call me back. I don't think they are really concerned. I called Jeep Customer Service today and they basically told me to try another dealer. Really????

CrazyJ 08-08-2011 10:16 PM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
I just started noticing this. Also, just like you, I notice it on hot days. For me it's not just over bumps. When the A/C starts blasting I heard little creaks from what I'm figuring is the thermal contraction due to going from ~120F down to ~60F around the vents.

ogbred 08-08-2011 11:55 PM

Re: Central console bezel squeak
I have a rattle in my driver door armrest pocket but it is only my extra clip for my 380.

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