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Hey guys,

I have another issue with this vehicle so far and this is about the third or fourth one in less than 4 months of ownership. I have about 4,200 miles on the car so far and the creaking noise came about around 100-200 miles back and it appears whenever the car goes over very specific bumps/imperfections on the road. I've tried to press and secure the weather seal, the headliner and the plastic trim piece that holds the seatbelt assembly into place and it seems that nothing works.

I was wondering if anyone was having this issue? Here's my list of issues so far in order:
  1. Headliner water build up
  2. Gas pedal clicking noise that seems to have resolved with the service tech spraying some WD-40 on it
  3. Creaking driver side door
  4. The front hood (driver side) appears to be uneven and seems to be higher than the passenger side. It's very obvious if I slide my finger across the tip of the hood to the the little tiny gap. I haven't gone to the dealership for this one yet and even if I did, I am probably going to have to leave this car to the body shop for a few weeks.
I'm at the point where I just want to get rid of this car and not having to deal with this anymore. It's honestly very frustrating to have a brand new vehicle and experience so many issues all at once. As much as the car is fully loaded and has all these cool features, these small imperfections start to add up, especially when I am paying $42-44k.
 

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I have issue #4 as well. There are some rubber bumpers under the hood that I believe the hood rests against. They screwed into the frame surrounding the engine bay. You can turn those (they are threaded) to raise/lower them. I turned mine in about half of a turn to lower them and seems to have helped.
 

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I have issue #4 as well. There are some rubber bumpers under the hood that I believe the hood rests against. They screwed into the frame surrounding the engine bay. You can turn those (they are threaded) to raise/lower them. I turned mine in about half of a turn to lower them and seems to have helped.
I never knew that these were adjustable but I will definitely give that a try and see what I can do. I feel like this is such a pretty bad QC oversight on Mazda's part.
 

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Have you tried using wd40 on the door hinges yet?
I haven't yet. When I put my fingers on the weather strip portion and the seat belt area plastic housing, it seems to be the sound that I hear when the car goes over bumps so I think it's one or the other but I am not sure. It doesn't sound like the door hinges as the sound comes from the very top of the windows near the driver side, close to the headliner I would say. It's either the weather stripping has a lot of play or something else.
 

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I never knew that these were adjustable but I will definitely give that a try and see what I can do. I feel like this is such a pretty bad QC oversight on Mazda's part.
Panel alignment is usually close or slightly off with lots of manufacturers. It isn't unique to Mazda. But I get what you mean.
 

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I haven't yet. When I put my fingers on the weather strip portion and the seat belt area plastic housing, it seems to be the sound that I hear when the car goes over bumps so I think it's one or the other but I am not sure. It doesn't sound like the door hinges as the sound comes from the very top of the windows near the driver side, close to the headliner I would say. It's either the weather stripping has a lot of play or something else.
Mazda had either a recall or service bulleting for weatherstripping a few years back on the Mazda6 and a few other cars IIRC. Maybe its a similar issue. Just need enough people reporting it to them to know about the issues.
 

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Mazda had either a recall or service bulleting for weatherstripping a few years back on the Mazda6 and a few other cars IIRC. Maybe its a similar issue. Just need enough people reporting it to them to know about the issues.
I appreciate the heads about regarding the TSB. I didn't realize that there was one out there for the Mazda 6 but I may have something I can trace the noise back to after trying to touch most of the areas where the source of the noise is. It seems like it may be the B-Pillar where I am able to accurately reproduce the noise or at least something tangible. The driver side B-Pillar is much noisier than the passenger side B-Pillar if I use my fingers/palms and press against the weather strip portion to sandwich the two components together. I recorded a video to give you a better idea of what I am talking about and it seems like that there is a lot of play/wiggle from the mid point up until the very top of the pillar. It's either that or something inside of the headliner that is loose as I think they did lower my headliner a little bit to take a look at the leak near the dome lights when I originally brought the vehicle in for an inspection a month or two prior.

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@Digbicks1234 - I also have this same creek over bumps on my drivers side top of door area. The sound isn’t that loud but I do notice it compared to the passenger side that doesn’t make any noise….and it’s enough to get on my nerves. Let me know if you figure out a solution.
 

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@Digbicks1234 - I also have this same creek over bumps on my drivers side top of door area. The sound isn’t that loud but I do notice it compared to the passenger side that doesn’t make any noise….and it’s enough to get on my nerves. Let me know if you figure out a solution.
Sounds like we are on the same boat here, it's very annoying because the noise is right next to my left ear so it's pretty much unavoidable. I am trying to see if I can figure this out but if I have a solution, will definitely let you know :D
 
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