Mechanical “clunk” noise when turning in either direction

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Brennan Raposo, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    Our clunking was real clunk like the back end fell out on occasion. The clips and pads replacement seemed to have worked.
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  2. I have grown to love the lighter side of this forum :D
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  3. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    Exact same sound and issue here. Dealer has ordered some parts. I will post when I have an update and if the parts actually fix the problem.

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  4. Vanryan

    Vanryan Member

    Argh. So frustrated. Car was at the dealer for 6 days. They still have no clue what is wrong with it and are asking me to pick it up while Hyundai tries to figure it out.... if anyone figures this out please let me know!
  5. zoominbc

    zoominbc Active Member

    Nigel’s on the case as well.
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  6. At least that one was short and to the point, most of his vids drag on for a bit.
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  7. juliano76

    juliano76 New Member

    Eagerly waiting for results as I have the same problem

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  8. Mileage and build date?
    BTW welcome to forum:)
  9. juliano76

    juliano76 New Member

    13000km. Jan 2019

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  11. Vanryan

    Vanryan Member

    I take my car back to the dealer today. They’re going to try again for the next few days. I just wish the loaner was electric as well!
  12. Nigel in UK reported that his dealer has "jiggled the driveshaft", which has improved it, but waiting for (unspecified) parts now.
    Mine seems to be getting worse - sometimes get two clunks when moving off
  13. Mileage?
  14. 5000
  15. That's the least mileage I believe so far with this issue. I am not too far from that myself. Are the clunks from the wheel area and on which side (or both sides like the video) ?
  16. Its first 2500 miles was as a dealer demonstrator, so it probably had more than its fair share of short journeys and slow turns.
    hard to say but the sound is definitely "external" - i.e. you hear it through an open window, and I think, but am not certain, that it happens on different sides at different times. It's definitely associated with the travel direction, not steering, i.e. you hear it after steering, as you move off.
  17. I see this thread made the website's headline news, nice :(
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  18. Davek

    Davek New Member

    Sounds almost like it could be an issue with the MacPherson strut at the front... There's a bearing in there that allows the wheel to steer, it almost sounds like that's got a severe case of stick-slip. Could be caused by the strut being constantly subjected to a higher load than in the fossil Konas (assuming they don't suffer from the same issue). Otherwise it could be the CV joints, but I find it unlikely that the wheel bearings have anything to do with it, since then it should happen during high speed cornering rather than in parking lots at a walking speed.

    God I miss Car Talk.
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  19. juliano76

    juliano76 New Member

    The strange thing is that there were so many service visits from people in this forum and nowhere the mechanics were able to identify the real reason.

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