Creaky, squeaky car seat?


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Has anyone else noticed a lot of creaking noises from a car seat during install? I have never heard this before and when I installed our new My Ride it was just making a huge racket; like the plastic was groaning as I tightened the UAS belt. It was the oddest thing. I notice that the seat feels a lot lighter in shell weight compared to the TF that we just moved from, maybe similar to the AO that we used before. I never had that sound with the AO though... anyone else notice this?


Moderator - CPST Instructor
I've had it with a few different seats. My EFTA comes to mind first off, but I think even my TF might have done it a time or two.

I think it's somewhat weather/humidity related, and somewhat pressure on the EPS or EPP foam related. I know in the case of the triumph there's a small amount of space at the edge of the foam and there's lots of it, so I think that's why it squeaks.

I never really thought much of it to tell you the truth. :shrug-shoulders:


CPST Instructor
I've really only had this happen when it's very cold out, which I'm assuming it is where you are! (I'm in Minnesota, and we're having a heat wave - we hit 30 degrees today!)

I get the occasional EPS foam squeak in all weather, but the real squeaky/groany activity comes in the bitter cold. By the time I get it tightened down, my hands are so frozen that I'm not sure if it's me or the car seat making all those complaints! ;)

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