I’ve just started my second month driving an ID.3. It’s my first time using an EV and it’s been a wonderful experience, both the service and the car itself. Coming from a 15 year old 207, you can just imagine how overwhelming the difference is for me. I had forgotten what it’s like to enjoy driving and I find myself looking for reasons to get out now!
But… there’s just one thing which has been bothering me about my ID.3 and I’m finding it increasingly difficult to ignore.
At the end of braking, when coming to a complete stop, there is a very noticeable creaking noise. The same creaking sound can also be heard when I’m releasing the brakes to drive away. I find it’s been a lot worse when driving in B mode or with the auto-hold on so I’ve resorted to only driving in D and turning off auto-hold purely for this reason. It’s still happens, but it seems to be a little quieter and less consistent. Just to be clear, there’s no sound during braking, only when it gets to a complete stop.
I’ve looked through this forum and I can’t seem to find anyone else who has reported this issue. I did find a discussion on another forum but it’s just theories and no one has reported that they were able to resolve the issue. Some reported that it went away after a few thousand mile, others have said it appeared after a few thousand miles when it wasn’t there before. It’s really confusing. The ID.4 apparently has the same problem too.
I love the ID.3 but i’m starting to become more concious of it and it’s driving me mad. It’s giving me a reason to save some money and swap to an e208 but the colours I would want aren’t available at the moment. Would much rather stick to this car as IMO it looks better and i’ve grown an attachment to this particular one. it came more or less brand new so it feels like my own. I was hoping to keep it for at least the next 6 months.
If anyone has experienced this or knows how to go about getting it sorted, please let me know.