I feel the same way... Recently just fixed an annoying creak in my center console after taking it out to replace the cupholder housing with cover. Everything bolted back together tightly. Ended up going at the specific creaking areas with some mastic tape. That stuff works wonders!! I also lined the cupholder with that as well before installing so that nothing put in there will rattle or vibrate around while driving. Can tend to happen specifically with plastic bottles or metal water bottles that don't fit in the holders snuggly. Just lined the entire bottom and the top lip area.It's securely mounted to the floor and dash. It's been out of the car and partially disassembled twice now. Seems like once you take plastic interior pieces apart once or twice, the noises start.
The handle on my sunroof shade is loose. But, that rattles, not creaks.Sure it's interior panels? I thought mine was creaking which turned out to be lose sunroof bolts. I ended up pulling every panel off and applying adhesive backed foam strip to every panel. It didn't fix my rattle but sure made the rest of the car quiet. lol
This is true, and I've seen some random small pieces on the center console if you take it apart. But filling it in completely yourself is the best bet. The Volvo felt applied at the factory is paper thin.What they use at the factory is Felt Tape, Volvo put a big strip of it between the Climate Control Module and Radio