WD40 vs. Squeak - 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: WD40 vs. Squeak

December 13, 2010


This weekend I had our 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT and although I loved having it for running errands, driving all over town and carting my friends around, that damn third-row seat squeak drove me crazy! It stopped for a bit when I loaded up the back with my pile of laundry but as soon as the rear was emptied, the squeak returned.

So I figured that it would be worth a shot to spray WD40 on the joints of the third-row seat. You could usually awaken the "mouse" when you go over road imperfections or jiggle the stowed backseat so guessed that those joints would be the culprit.

Unfortunately, WD40 didn't do anything. So, the squeak lives on. A commenter on another post had suggested putting a cargo mat back there to muffle the squeak. Maybe that's the way to go.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 10,548 miles

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