Join Date: Apr 2013
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Chirp/squeak from steering column (2013)
Apologies if this has been covered, I couldn't find it in a search.
We bought an EX 4wd 2013 about 2 months ago. It was on a dealer trade so we never test drove the actual vehicle.
Shortly after getting it, any sort of bumps (I'm talking normal city driving) would produce a squeak, or chirp noise from around the steering column. It's the sort of thing if you hear it you keep hearing it and can't stop. Thinking that maybe it'll work itself out we let it go for 2000 miles (mostly smooth highway driving for that, so it wasn't much of a bother). Finally we took it in to the dealer...after some back and forth they said it was the combination switch and completely replaced it. They didnt say exactly what was wrong with it, but the unit worked. So replacing it i can only guess was required to get it to sit right? They also said that they took 3 other Pilots on their lot out and heard them "chirp". (They tried to play the "all pilots make this noise" card)
Anyways, the chirp is mostly better after the new unit, but still comes back on some bumps.
Does anyone else have this problem? If so have you got your dealer to fix it?
It doesn't usually bother me, but it drives my wife nuts...so I'm sort of gearing up for another showdown with the dealer. Do you think this is a lost cause, or no way: a new vehicle shouldn't make obnoxious noises!