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2014 Clicking noise returned 6 months after axle bolts were tightened

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Like many others, I had the infamous clicking noise on my 2014 when I let off the accelerator and started braking. My dealer tightened the axle bolts to specs and the problem went away. They fixed this under warranty.

But now, after only 6 months the clicking noise is back, and unfortunately, the Volt is now out of warranty.

Did anyone else who had their axle bolts tightened also have the clicking problem return after a period of time?

Has anyone had this issue fixed out of warranty? What kind of cost are we talking about?

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It could be due to another cause which wouldn't be covered by a warranty. However, if it's the same problem, then regardless of whether it would be covered by another warranty, it would be covered by the basic bumper to bumper warranty. This follows because the fix -- per protocol -- is to replace both nuts. Assuming the problem has returned, the warranty would apply since the repair is necessitated by a faulty initial warranty repair.

It's the tension washer between the axle and hub. The nuts are usually changed at the same time, but the washer is the main cause. Full thread with details linked below.
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