I am surprised Ford has not flown an engineer out to any of the dealerships where buybacks are happening.
There are several threads in the 5th gen Forum about several different front end suspension noises. Just do a 'Search' there and you'll find them.Talked to my dealership senior service writer about this today. He mentioned that there was a similar issue with the 5th Gen vehicles. Anyone know of or heard of that?
I'm beginning to think they all have this issue but people do not hear it. Driving last night it is all I could hear over the damn frost heaves in my area. I asked my wife who was in the passenger seat (never told her about this issue) if she heard it... radio off, HVAC off, just listen.. and she says (it's the tires hitting the bumps.
Told her no, you shouldn't hear thuds over and over when hitting bumps. So 8,300 miles, she does not hear it, I do. I never noticed it sooner because the radio is loud enough to overcome it.
Your thread was merged with this one. Using the handy 'Search' feature, I found that post #58 is the one you are looking for.Who was the ST owner that had his ST in for the suspension noise and the dealer found some sub-frame bolts incorrectly installed ? What is the latest updates on this fix ? Did the dealer fix the suspension noise issue ?
Who was the ST owner that had his ST in for the suspension noise and the dealer found some sub-frame bolts incorrectly installed ? What is the latest updates on this fix ? Did the dealer fix the suspension noise issue ?
I can guarantee you there is a fix. Nothing can rattle and clunk like this without a solution. The tech, the mechanics and my dealer sales person can hear it...in more than one Explorer. Read Adam58...he has the best explanation of the sound that I've read.After I read this thread I decided to drive without the radio on to see if I heard anything. I did hear a slight noise running over raised paint lines, but I just consider that normal road noise from the tires like running over a rumble strip. Hope you all aren't chasing a noise that doesn't have a fix.
Thanks Ricky, I'll add this to the list. At some point I suppose my dealer will find the noise. Meanwhile they've ordered struts. Seems like a waste of time and money but who knows. I'm only out the time involved.
I fiddled with your photo, hope you don't mind.
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