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Old 10-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have noticed an occasional "thunk" from my right front end when I make a sharp left at slow speeds. Doesn't happen all the time - mostly when the car is cold and I am pulling out of a parking spot or my garage. I haven't noticed any effect on the car's handling.

Anyone else experience this? Any thoughts on whether this is a reason for concern?
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Default RE: "Thunk" on right front end

Possibly the brace across the top of the engine shifting?
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I have noticed an occasional "thunk" from my right front end when I make a sharp left at slow speeds. Doesn't happen all the time - mostly when the car is cold and I am pulling out of a parking spot or my garage. I haven't noticed any effect on the car's handling.

Anyone else experience this? Any thoughts on whether this is a reason for concern?
Does this happen in reverse or drive? There's a pretty well known clicking or rubbing noise that can happen when reversing at slow speeds with the wheels turned far over. There are several threads about the phenomenon and what to do about it on the forums. For example:

https://fiskerbuzz.com/forums/Thread-Wheel-Clicking



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I have noticed an occasional "thunk" from my right front end when I make a sharp left at slow speeds. Doesn't happen all the time - mostly when the car is cold and I am pulling out of a parking spot or my garage. I haven't noticed any effect on the car's handling.

Anyone else experience this? Any thoughts on whether this is a reason for concern?
Does this happen in reverse or drive? There's a pretty well known clicking or rubbing noise that can happen when reversing at slow speeds with the wheels turned far over. There are several threads about the phenomenon and what to do about it on the forums. For example:

https://fiskerbuzz.com/forums/Thread-Wheel-Clicking



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Thanks , but I'm pretty sure that's not the issue. I had that clicking issue when I first got the car and it was resolved by Fisker - this is a much different noise.
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I get it turning right
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Have your dealer check the torque on the lower control arm bolts.




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