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Minor rattling/clicking noise coming from directly in front of the drivers side?

SilverGS

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I've been hearing some occasional (driving slow on bumps or sharp undulations in the road surface) rattling/clicking sounds coming from directly in front of the driver - perhaps from the steering wheel area? Not 100% certain.

Has anyone else experienced this? I have an appointment at my local SC next week to look at it. Car is under warranty. Its not a nuisance, just a tad annoying to hear from an otherwise fantastic car!
 

efusco

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I've been hearing some occasional (driving slow on bumps or sharp undulations in the road surface) rattling/clicking sounds coming from directly in front of the driver - perhaps from the steering wheel area? Not 100% certain.

Has anyone else experienced this? I have an appointment at my local SC next week to look at it. Car is under warranty. Its not a nuisance, just a tad annoying to hear from an otherwise fantastic car!
Can't be certain it is the same thing, but I had a similar noise in similar circumstances...small bumps, slow accelerations, but from the right rear. I thought it was a loose wire or connector bumping the inside of the body or something. I had service come out and they tracked it down to the wheel well and ultimately decided the strut was the most likely cause. A couple weeks later they replaced it and that was the problem. It was INTERNAL to the strut, not a loose attachment or anything like that.

I'd do the obvious things, check the frunk for loose bodies, etc. But it may well be your front strut if there is a similar design flaw as there was in my rear strut.
 
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