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How to fix Crackling sound at the Dacia Duster

Already in the first meters on the dealer’s premises at the handing over of my Dacia Duster (mileage: 6km) I could hear a creaking noise from the upper left dashboard at slow speed. When asked, the dealer only said: “That’s got to get used to… that’s all right”.

Unfortunately it didn’t happen on the same day even at km 100 and I was about to disassemble the dashboard if I hadn’t found a hint in the Dusterforum that the noise doesn’t necessarily have to come from the inside but can also come from the wind deflectors attached to the outside of the windscreen.

The wind deflectors are screwed to the bodywork and are attached to the windscreen with a little pressure. The wind deflectors are screwed to the bodywork and press against the windscreen with a little pressure. The wind deflectors are attached to the windscreen with a little pressure. In my opinion Dacia should have covered the wind deflectors with a felt or rubber to prevent this. That the pure hard plastic here would have caused noises should have been clear :/

The solution of disassembling the part and reassembling it with less pressure on the windshield has given me good results so far. Experiences of other Duster drivers have shown that the garages have partially dismantled the entire front passenger compartment without getting to the bottom of the noise. With the only added value that more noise sources were created.

The disassembly will be completed in two minutes. All you have to do is remove a Torx screw / Star Key and pull the wind deflector upwards. When assembling you can tighten the part with some pressure upwards. If possible in a position without contact to the pane.

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