The noise is at the steering wheel inside the vehicle.
No, at the top of the steering wheel.
No water gets into vehicle at a car wash. Grating noise occurrs at top of steering wheel. suzuki maintains the steering column is sealed and water cannot get in .
suzuki teck states there are no belts involved in steering.
Please provide some diagrams or photos of (1) steering wheel covers (2) cable reel or clock spring for srs system behind steering wheel
(3)lower steering column bushing
Is this a safety issue at this stage?