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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Odd banging sound from passenger dash area?

Niro Touring. When I turn left into my driveway, as I go up over the small curb, I hear what sounds like something banging in the passenger dash area. It is a bang wait bang sound. It kinds sounds like something sliding and then hitting something. I know the seat belts "clang" against the interior sometimes (a plastic on plastic sound) this is a bit louder and not metallic. I've emptied out the glovebox, it still happens. It even happens when turning left and going over the bump slowly, usually not turning right.

Makes me wonder if something in the ventilation system is loose, but thought I'd ask if anyone else has heard a similar noise from that area? I'll take it in but figured asking around before hand can't hurt.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 02:32 PM
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Have you tried using the climate control and see if air is being distributed equally?
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Not sure I can post links but I did a video of it and will be in the dealer Thurs morning. The glovebox is empty and the air was running, working as it should from both vents based on open or closed.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8P...ew?usp=sharing
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This sounds like a loose suspension mount. I would have your dealer take a look the strut mound our the steering tie rod
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Thanks, I appreciate the suggested issue.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 04:57 PM
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Wow...that's a very good vid describing your problem. I don't have any suggestions ... other than the suspension slack that mrjirey mentioned. Good luck with it and when you manage to track it down, would you kindly post the fix here? You never know, it might help out other owners.
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Very good video.

Sounds often seem to come from one place and are produced in another place.

I am not a mechanic, but I would think a suspension problem of some kind.
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The solution was embarrassing. Seems the one thing I didn't take out of the car were the sunglasses in the overhead console. When placed in the console one way, they are quiet but if I flip them around, then I get that "clunk" sound. Never in a million years would that have occurred to me.
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Just glad it wasn't something mechanical on your new car!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 10:59 PM
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FUNNY now that it is resolved.

That overhead console is near useless the way the door is designed with the cut out. Tried to keep wife's sunglasses up there and the garage door controller. Stuff kept falling out.

I used Gorrila Tape (like a duct tape) and taped across the cutout on the door. Then taped the garage door opener in there (so you can hit the button on it to open the garage door).
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