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It's a 2014 with 80k miles. Every time I touch the gas/brake and momentum changes, I hear a knock in the suspension. Sure hope ball joints are worn at 80k miles!! Tires are in good shape. Anybody experienced or heard of this before?

I read one post where the axle nuts were loosening. Oh my!
 

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The click/clunk is most likely a loose axle shaft nut. Don’t worry it won’t fall out. I recently had my 2013 at the dealership for this issue. They replaced the RH drive axle assembly along with a new nut and washer. They said, their was play in the outer joint assembly in addition to the loose nut issue. Mine was covered under warranty due my car car being a CPO

Problem solved.


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I have a 16. Today they just replaced my axle as a result of the same problem. I’m assuming they checked that the axle nuts were not loose before they did that.


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Do a search for "torque your nuts" and you'll get plenty of threads on this issue.
 

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The click/clunk is most likely a loose axle shaft nut. Don’t worry it won’t fall out. I recently had my 2013 at the dealership for this issue. They replaced the RH drive axle assembly along with a new nut and washer. They said, their was play in the outer joint assembly in addition to the loose nut issue. Mine was covered under warranty due my car car being a CPO

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Certified Pre-Owned? So you had a longer warranty? Anyhow, thanks all, for the feedback.
 

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I just had this repaired at the dealer last month. They use a larger axle nut and a washer. My problem was solved. Set me back $400 though unfortunately. In hindsight, I might have done the repair myself.
 

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I just had this repaired at the dealer last month. They use a larger axle nut and a washer. My problem was solved. Set me back $400 though unfortunately. In hindsight, I might have done the repair myself.
Just read that axles and axel bearings are covered to 60/100. Why the bill? Did you exceed 100k miles? Some were sold in Oct/Nov so even the 60 mos is coming up.

I'm not going to be happy with a $400 suspension bill at 80k miles. I have Hondas that do twice that before any suspension issues. No excuse for that.
 

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They replaced the front axle today on my Gen 2 at 20600 miles. Problem solved. Was still under b2b.


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I just had this repaired at the dealer last month. They use a larger axle nut and a washer. My problem was solved. Set me back $400 though unfortunately. In hindsight, I might have done the repair myself.
My local mechanic removed my wheels and tightened my axle nuts for free. Problem solved.
 

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Certified Pre-Owned? So you had a longer warranty? Anyhow, thanks all, for the feedback.
Yes CPO gets an extended warranty 12mo/12k mi BtoB. However, mine was expired.

My car had the drive motor bearing cage failure. It was covered under the Voltec warranty, but while I had the car in the shop I mentioned the clicking issue to the service writer and asked them too look into it. He had the Volt Technician diagnose the problem. It came back as the outer RH CV joint was bad and axle needed to be replaced. The service writer noticed the car was a CPO and he was going to see if he could get it taken care of under warranty. I never asked for it to be a warranty item, because I figured it wouldn’t be covered. He came back about 30 minutes later and tells me everything is being covered under warranty. I’m like, okay this is an unexpected pleasant surprise. Awesome. The car had 82k on it at the time. I don’t know which warranty covered it, but it got fixed at no charge to me.


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As stated previously, axle nut and is a cheap fix at the dealership.
Mine was more than just the axle nut to fix the issue, but it is the cheapest quickest thing to try first. I tried tightening the nut , which was loose, however that only worked for a week or two before I the clicking returned. I had it checked a second time and was told the Nut was tight, but I still had the clicking going on.


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Mine was more than just the axle nut to fix the issue, but it is the cheapest quickest thing to try first. I tried tightening the nut , which was loose, however that only worked for a week or two before I the clicking returned. I had it checked a second time and was told the Nut was tight, but I still had the clicking going on.


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Have them check for rust! I had to take the volt in a second time after the axle nut was tightened. 2nd time the mechanic located rust and cleaned it accordingly. No issues since.
 
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