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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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To confirm, your 5/100 Powertrain Warranty is exhausted? Because it's covered under that.

Tightening the axle is a temporary measure. Really the washer between the axle and wheel hub needs to be changed. But, the dealer won't know that, so they'll want to change the whole axle. Probably cost somewhere in the $500-750 range. Or you could just ignore it, like I did for a year.
You need new axle nuts and they should use a little thread locker to keep this from happening again. The nuts should cost around $50 and so should the labor. This is a easy repair, not much labor. Just remove the front wheels and remove the nuts, reverse to install.

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.

My dealer tried torqueing and then changing the axle nut before they finally gave up and changed the whole axle. Covered under 5/100 warranty. Just changing the washer would have fixed it. But, since GM was paying, I didn't car about the overkill.
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