Squeaky plastic hubcap

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  1. zul

    zul New Member

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    My prius C is only about two years old and the front left plastic hubcap has begun to squeak in such a way that people on the street turn their heads and look at my vehicle.
    I took it to the dealer and the service manager said that this is simply a matter of the hubcaps aging and it is to be expected
    This seems like a cop-out ... Does anyone here know if these should be covered under the warranty such that I should get replacements for free?
     
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    G'day zul,
    That's very odd.
    Are you sure it's the plastic hub-cap and not something a little more serious 'inside' that wheel?
    Have you taken the hub-cap off and driven sufficiently far to be certain the noise is from the hub-cap?
    Put it back on and drive some more to confirm?
    Switch the hub-caps around to further prove it's that particular hub-cap?
    David S.
     
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    I took it off, and it squeaked no longer. Not once. I should try putting it back on perhaps after I clean it.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Is there a spring inside, maybe lube? Silicon spray?
     
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