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2014 Mazda 3: Suspension Noise

October 24, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

This is what I get for trying to enjoy the weather and driving with my windows down.

Driving down the absurdly unkempt Wilshire Blvd here in Los Angeles, our 2014 Mazda 3 sounded like it was being followed by a dryer with a fork in it.

I found an empty parking structure and started experimenting. Turns out, the noise is coming from the front driver side only. Hit a bump with the passenger side and it's quiet as can be.

To illustrate, here's our Mazda 3 going over a speedbump at 7 mph. Note that there's no sewer grate or metal ruler under the wheels, that's just what it sounds like.

I reached under the car and wiggled all the bits that aren't supposed to be wiggly and none of them seemed to be the culprit so we dropped it off at the dealer. That's what a warranty on a new car is for.

Will update you when we've got more. For now, what's your best guess?

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 15,477  miles


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