Porsche Macan Forum banner
81 - 100 of 122 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,015 Posts
I just dropped my 2015 S off at the dealer today and notified them of the steering squeaking noise at low speeds.

They told me there is a bulletin out for this. If lubrication doesn't solve the issue, they will need to replace the steering shaft.
Dealer replaced the intermediate steering shaft on my Macan and invoiced $379 for the repair to Porsche.

Parts included the shaft and several bolts. Keep complaining to your dealer and tell them about the bulletin.
 
  • Like
Reactions: SoCalS5

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,373 Posts
I was in the dealership for a few items today & they “fixed” the squeak …again…
“Lubricate steering shaft bellows per SY17/14.”

This is the “new” type of grease Porsche came up with to deal with this recurring issue.
It is quiet now. But it also seemed to work when they 1st fixed it by “Replace intermediate shaft per “TSB SY1714” Jan-2017.
So, I think SY17/14 is the same as “TSB SY1714.”
I tried to look it up & found nothing.
 
  • Like
Reactions: springct

·
Registered
Joined
·
364 Posts
Lube is only a temporary fix. Replacement of the steering column is a permanent fix.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,116 Posts
...Advise? Warranty item?
Hello and welcome to the group!

There have quite a few members who have reported noise from the steering column. You can have a look through some earlier threads to see what the resolutions were. As I recall, solutions ranged from lubrication to complete replacement of the steering column.
Some links below to get you started.....


http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/135322-steering-wheel-squeak-macan-gts.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/162402-steering-wheel-squeaking.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/engine-technical-discussion/93545-squeaky-wheel-steering.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/73290-creaking-groaning-sound-steering-column-area.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/76858-steering-noise-servo-pump.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Thanks for the summary! I’ve phoned Porsche and have booked it in to have it looked at. Apparently there’s a batch of steering columns where they look up on the serial number and replace, skipping the lubrication process.

I’ll report back.

...Advise? Warranty item?
Hello and welcome to the group!

There have quite a few members who have reported noise from the steering column. You can have a look through some earlier threads to see what the resolutions were. As I recall, solutions ranged from lubrication to complete replacement of the steering column.
Some links below to get you started.....


http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/135322-steering-wheel-squeak-macan-gts.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/162402-steering-wheel-squeaking.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/engine-technical-discussion/93545-squeaky-wheel-steering.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/73290-creaking-groaning-sound-steering-column-area.html

http://www.macanforum.com/forum/complaints/76858-steering-noise-servo-pump.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
*Update*

The car needs a new steering column. It was described to me as an "updated" version. Waiting for Porsche to approve the repair and see how we go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
*Update*

The car needs a new steering column. It was described to me as an "updated" version. Waiting for Porsche to approve the repair and see how we go.
*update* - car is back, new steering column apparently and have not noticed the steering squeak yet. good news there..

BUT
For some reason I now have static noise when making a phone call over blue tooth. Radio is fine, streaming Spotify is fine, just phone calls/siri. Have rebooted the phone, tried a different phone, restarted the car.. going back to Porsche again tomorrow! GRRRRRRR :mad:
:mad::mad::mad:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,015 Posts
My steering shaft was replaced under warranty due to squeaks. I saw the bill for Porsche was around $400.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
hello all. i have seen some threads on this forum with members experiencing the same type of steering wheel squeak. i began to notice it pretty much since the first week of ownership. my Macan S is a 2018, brand new. it only happens after the car has been warmed up and driven for a bit, never cold. sound has been getting progressively worse.

but from the various threads i've read here, even after the dealer has lubricated the steering column and even those that had the entire steering column replaced, the sound eventually came back. in one case, the dealer totally messed up the alignment and the steering wheel was off center.

my question, those that have had this issue, is there a permanent fix??? did the issue come back after some time? here is the vid, sorry for the poor quality.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
441 Posts
Unfortunately I don't have a fix for you, but I just wanted to say that my 2018 Macan S had the very same squeak! :( It didn't appear until the car was a month or so old, and just like yours it was getting worse with time. I don't have the car now, and I never brought it up with the dealer because my car had other problems that I was dealing with.

Good luck with the fix, and hopefully someone reading your thread will have good advice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,500 Posts
Over the years, I had it on a Toyota, an Acura, but never on my 3 Macans. Hope you get it sorted out. Either that, or make the radio louder. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
Did they lubricate with Silicone?
Silicone is not a good lubricant yet most use this.

The best product on the market today for eliminating sounds from rubbing pieces is called Carbaflo KSP 105 and it is a BMW part for lubrication. This stuff is truly amazing.

Next best product is gummi pflege and is much lower in cost but not close to Carbaflo for rubbing piece lubrication.

Good luck with solving this.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
830 Posts
For me that wasn’t that noticeable and I have had similar sound with previous multiple Mercedes. If bothers you then bring it in and good luck.

John
 
  • Like
Reactions: Cremaster

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
thanks for all of the responses. for now it does not have any noticeable effects on the steering function itself, so, i don't see it as "broken" but rather an annoyance.

i just don't want to go through the hassle of bringing the car in, having them attempt a fix, having the noise come back and potentially messing up something else while they are in there bc right now the steering feel and alignment is perfect, as well as it being perfectly centered. (i have major ocd when it comes to the wheel being dead on center.) so, if someone can chime in to say 'yes, this is what the dealer did and it fixed the issue indefinitely,' i'll take it in. or, if the noise gets worse and worse i suppose.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,373 Posts
A few months ago I had a NEW type of steering wheel squeak! This was a very different sound. Much lower pitched than the previous 2 squeaks that were fixed with the replacement part & then with the new lube.

This time it squeaks most days even with engine off & I just move the wheel a couple inches L or R!

They replaced the clock spring but it did nothing. Today I stopped by when it was speaking & a new Shop Forman came out to check & he said he knows exactly where it is squeaking! He pointed out a hole in the carpet above the brake where the steering shaft enters & a rubber grommet you can feel. Sure enough when I put my finger on that rubber grommet & moved the wheel slightly L & R I could hear the squeak louder & FEEL a lot of vibration right at that grommet!

Made appt. to be fixed in a week. Either lubricate it or replace drive shaft if the previous replacement was NOT the new, improved one that Porsche has for the Macan. I asked if they need to lube these 1x/yr & if out of warranty how much $? He said they would do it @ N/C out of warranty!

So, I'm hoping when they double check the part # they'll discover my 1st part replacement was not the newer improved one & I'll get that.

If not & I get lube & it is quiet for 6 months or a year & then squeaks again, I will try to take it in 1x/yr. for a free lube. He said lube is quick & they need not remove anything.

Then I had my Intermediate shaft replaced 1-2017, it was part# 95B-419-753-D
https://www.porschepartsnationwide....MIyLyZptvl4gIVl_hkCh1Z1AyyEAQYASABEgLj8_D_BwE

IDK if that is the new, improved part or the old part
 
81 - 100 of 122 Posts
Top