I bought my 1.8SRi new in December 2001. It is though, a 2002 model. Every 8 to 10k miles I start to get a creaking noise from the steering wheel when turning. Each time I put this in to the local dealer I am told it is an airbag sensor. They give me the car back and the noise has gone. I am just reaching 40,000 on the car and it has started creaking again. This will be the 4th time I have had the car in for the same problem. I spoke to my uncle who is a retired forman from the Vauxhall Luton plant, and he had the same problem. He got the same answer from the dealer until the warranty ran out and then the dealer told him it was a steering rack.
Has anyone had the same experience? Any advice on what I should do next as I'm really getting pissed off with this.