Thanks for all the updates, i have been busy with work lately and haven’t been able to post an update of my own. I haven’t noticed mine getting any better or any worse. It would make sense that it’s the injectors, my last car had very noisy injectors with a similar ticking sound, just not as fast paced or as noticeable inside while driving. I’ve also had the car into the dealer for a battery issue and they weren’t concerned with the noise either. Maybe I’m just a little more sensitive to odd sounding noises since its a brand new car and I don’t expect to hear them.Went to the dealer this morning to get a few noises looked at and I forgot about the fact that the engine idle auto start/stop wasn't working. I don't actually care about that though.
Anyway, I give the tech credit for really trying to hear the noise as they sat in the car with me while I drove around and did actually duplicate it several times. I even revved the engine to the point where I could hear the noise while they listened with the hood open. They actually did hear the noise, but for now they believe it's the injectors. Yes, even some of the weird squeakiness.
They said to bring it back in if it gets worse, which I plan to. I may also consider trying some fuel system/injector cleaner to see if maybe there's some more stubborn buildups in the fuel system somehow from the car sitting at the dealer so much. There's about a year from the car's build date to when I drove it off the lot with ~60 miles on it.
Despite the noise persisting, I'm actually not disappointed in the dealership here. The tech really tried to listen for the noise and they were very patient as I drove around for what felt like a long time. They otherwise did hear the steering wheel noise and the clicking from my passenger seat too. Both of those noises have gotten better over time though so I'm not too worried about those and of course the car will go back if they get worse.
I'll continue to monitor the engine noise though and I'll report back if there's any significant changes. I'll also see how the fuel system/fuel injector cleaner works out and report on that too. I'm not in too much of a hurry to try since fuels have additives that should help clean the fuel system and injectors anyway though.