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Hey guys,

So I have a 2017 and when I make a tight right turn slightly up a hill (has to be a very specific type of turn - only happens in my work parking lot) I can hear a short "clunk" noise coming from what is certainly the rear of the car and likely the passenger side.

"Clunk" is the best word I can use to describe it but it does sound a lot more like the noise that a piece of sheet metal makes when you flex it.

I have tightened down the spare tire but am at a loss as to what else it could be. I cannot imagine any suspension components are showing wear at this point in their life?
 

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Is the jack secured properly?
 

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If it's easy to duplicate the issue, have someone else drive it while you stand outside and listen for the location. It's much easier to pinpoint this way.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

  • Jack wasn't secured properly but is now; noise still present
  • Car has 54,XXX kms
  • 99% sure the sound is coming from inside the car, sound is very familiar to the "popping" sound you get when you flex sheet metal.
I should also mention I had a per-purchase inspection done by a private mechanic before buying the car so I'd like to think major components (i.e. struts, bearings, etc.) were found to be in good order.
 
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