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Old 07-31-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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Creaking/popping sound under driver seat

2015 Forester 3051s e450. Anybody have this issue and can point me to a fix? I'm thinking something in the steering/suspension as it only seems to happen when turning slightly while at higher speeds. Don't really hear it when around town. Will be getting an alignment Ina couple weeks when we get back from vacation but wanted to have some info to share with the mechanic if possible.


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Old 07-31-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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I have the same sound under the same conditions with my sunseeker
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:43 PM   #3
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I have it in my 2014 forester- had someone look at it and we decided it's actually where the seat is bolted to the body. Going to take it to a Ford dealer soon and see what they think- should be under the chassis warrantee. (Fingers crossed!)
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You may want to check the last page of this thread I started. This problem as you describe sounds similar to the issue that I had. Don't pay attention to the title as that is only what the dealer originally told me what the issue was. In my case the actual problem were the bolts and strut that attach the running board to the frame which is right under the drivers seat. I would not be surprised if many others have the same issue and just ignore it and chalk it up to one of the many sounds an RV makes.

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Old 08-02-2016, 07:26 AM   #5
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I have it in my 2014 forester- had someone look at it and we decided it's actually where the seat is bolted to the body. Going to take it to a Ford dealer soon and see what they think- should be under the chassis warrantee. (Fingers crossed!)
Do you think your seats were installed by Ford,,, I am guessing not !!!
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:32 AM   #6
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Do you think your seats were installed by Ford,,, I am guessing not !!!
I do know that when I asked the Ford dealer about fixing the controls on the drivers seat he said that was an RV manufacturer issue.
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I do know that when I asked the Ford dealer about fixing the controls on the drivers seat he said that was an RV manufacturer issue.
Yes I believe FR buys the Fords with out seats !!!
I am sure all RV manufactures do !!!
I would love to have a Ford seat in our Sunseeker !!!
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KJ, We had a creaking sound heard in the cab area that kind of sounded like a turkey call. Only did it while rolling down the road. When we stopped, it stopped. Hard to find the source and really annoying. Dealer (3 Way Camping Marietta Ga) found out it was the passenger seat mount bolts. You could grab the top of the seat and shake it and duplicate the noise. They corrected it.
We no longer have turkeys (feathered kind) following us. Hope you find your noise.
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