2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport
If I had half of the problems some of you are having I would trade my car in in a heartbeat.
In most states, a "Lemon Law" is specifically defined as a SINGLE problem which has not been resolved after several repair attempts.If you are still under warranty and that many things have happened, I would call a local Lemon Law attorney.
Interesting, it's mostly rubber but I suppose the locking band could make the noise if it hits something. I've had a number of boots split, usually the passenger side since it's closer to the hot exhaust. I've also had the grease spin out from a loose band. Usually when the band gets loose the fist thing you notice is the smell of the grease. If the grease hits the exhaust there is an even worse smell. Did you get it back yet? Is the sound gone? I guess that's the important thing.Got the report back on the gawd awful creaking noise coming from passenger side of car. It was the CV boot. That had "loosened" ( their term ), and was causing the noise.
VW isn't a Driver's car- its a mechanics car.I reiterate the good advice given by Peaty and.a few others on this thread: Contact SOA and get your issues into their database. Never thought I would be involved in a buy back, but I was... In 14 months of chaos, the VW gurus proved not able to fix my Golf Sportwagen. Yeah, I know. We needed a small real wagon, not on stilts, and there are not many of those left, out there. It was our only foray away from Subaru, and it was a disaster... The VW was a driver's car - turbo, DSG transmission, etc. If only it had been reliable. Our current 2014, 2017, and 2019 Imprezas have been fine cars.
I understand what the sourcing of parts for technical products is like today, and if one looks carefully at gen 5 Subaru recalls, one sees the results of the difficulties in the process...
For what it is worth, I found that staying as polite as I could (and it was not easy at times), and contacting the powers-that-be with every single instance of trouble, were the keys to getting back every dollar we had used to purchase the VW vehicle. Unless I am mis-reading something, your woes seem to be of the type that are fixable. Nothing seems systemic, which was ours... I hope that is the case.
Interesting, it's mostly rubber but I suppose the locking band could make the noise if it hits something. I've had a number of boots split, usually the passenger side since it's closer to the hot exhaust. I've also had the grease spin out from a loose band. Usually when the band gets loose the fist thing you notice is the smell of the grease. If the grease hits the exhaust there is an even worse smell. Did you get it back yet? Is the sound gone? I guess that's the important thing.
Can you lay down next to the car and have someone jounce the car and try to find the noise? All of my previous subaru's developed a creaking sound from the rubber mounts for the sway bars. A little silicone spray in there makes it go away for a while. If it recurs you could unbolt the mount and put some silicone grease in there......Creaking has come back with a vengeance. Still only on passenger side. It's odd that it doesn't have to be on a bumpy road to make the noise. It does it just backing out of my garage.
Update July 29, 2020Two of our family's 3 Imprezas needed the recall. The recall takes about 1.5 hours. It is accessed by opening an access panel under the back seat. Mine went fine. My Parents not so good. After the recall fuel was leaking from the tank. Seems that the kit had a defective gasket. Second kit installed and now hoping that the gasoline smell dissipates soon. Watch for wet spots on the floor.