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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.

 

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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.

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I am having the same problem with my 2016 Jeep. I only hear the clunk sometimes, usually when I am stopping and turning. Otherwise it feels fine. I didn't think about the weather, but it is October and it has been in the 30-40's range temp wise. My noise is coming from the front drivers side. I took it in to the dealer for a check up. I have a friend who works in the service department for Toyota. I got them to hear the noise before I took it in. Now that it is there for the dealer to check out they can't seem to get the noise to happen. My friend said it sounded like the CV- Joint/ Axel.. / maybe even the shocks hitting the frame of the body.
 

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I posted my issue and then saw your post. Yours and mine are definitely temp related as the parts contract in cold temps. We may have the same issue but yours is way far worse. Into clunking level of bad. I'm letting mine freeze overnight and mustering a heavy neighbor's help to jounce the corner while I diagnose. Good luck.

My sound happens while still so CV is way down the list. Adding end links to my short list.
 

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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.


Hi Kevin, I'm getting this issue quite badly with my 2016 Trailhawk, but this is a UK diesel.

Did you ever get the problem fixed? I must say, like yours, it does seem to be termperature related; when the engine is warm the knocking is far less noticeable (if at all). Sounds all the world to me like a suspension knock, but there's been a few posts about engine mounts on this model.
 

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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.

Sounds like the same problem I had with my ‘17 Latitude. I took it back to the dealer 4X’s. It started making that noise with less than 10K on the odometer (still under warranty). I told the dealer it sounded like a broken strut (I’m no expert mechanic but have some knowledge). After chasing the problem I just had it fixed by a local shop that replaced the strut bushings. Total cost was $450. Parts are only available from Jeep/Mopar. Hope this helps.
 

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I got the same problem now with 2017 renegade with only 2,000 miles.
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