If it's trim pieces rubbing together try a little silicone spray and see if it goes away. I have also repaired creaks with a small piece of felt inserted in the area in a way that it's not seen.I have a creak/rattle in the drivers seatbelt unit where it attaches to the side pillar. Drives me nuts, but I don't really want the dealer ripping it apart either.
The dealer for my issue ended up replacing the seat frame for one of the rattle/vibration issues I had. That did resolve that problem but I too still have the rattle/ creek in the rear right side passenger seat area. Any other resolution out there? I will definitely bring up the retainer comment from Candy (thx) as I also had them fix the Sirius antenna. Another issue came up the other day. At 70 mph or so I hear a vibration of some sort coming from the front windshield area. All very frustrating for a vehicle that I generally think is great not for these issues.
Every time I drive over a bump that flexes the body slightly at low speeds, I hear a loud plasticky creak in the rear cargo area. I've tried removing the cargo shade, tried folding down the seats, re-arranging the seatbelts and even tried driving with the rear hatch open just in case it was the hatch flexing while shut. I've even taken the entire spare tire assembly out. Nothing has worked. I'm thinking it's an issue with the sunroof flexing or some sort of trim panel in the back. Anyone have the same issue and know of a way to remedy it at home?
I have been searching high and low for information on a creaking from the back in my 2017 MKC -- do you have any more information on this repair you could share? I have an appointment with the dealer in a few weeks and I'm hoping to provide them with as much info as I can. I've tried all the fixes in the thread above to no avail so I'm wondering if this might be the solution for me as well. Thanks in advance!I have this issue with a 2016. The fix is a Ford Engineering repair called the Rear Header Creak Repair. It is a part that is sandwiched between the roof panel and a lower support.