Venturaleaves
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Clunking noise when slowing/accelerating 2018 Leaf

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:13 pm

I recently had an issue with a clunking noise when accelerating & slowing. It’s pretty easy to hear unusual noises since the car is so quiet. I had looked at this forum & found a similar issue with previous gen Leafs. I brought it to the dealer & they quickly identified an axle nut that required re-torquing (tightening). The service advisor suggested it was from hard braking, and some other ICE Nissan models have the same problem. Seems like a poor design but I’m happy the noise is gone.

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Re: Clunking noise when slowing/accelerating 2018 Leaf

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:21 pm

Please post this in the 2018 defects topic. The info is helpful.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=25516
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RustyShackleford
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Re: Clunking noise when slowing/accelerating 2018 Leaf

Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Venturaleaves wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:13 pm
I recently had an issue with a clunking noise when accelerating & slowing. ... they quickly identified an axle nut that required re-torquing (tightening).
My (non-tech savvy) wife noticed some noises from wheel(s) of our car. She took it to dealer and they removed a rock stuck somewhere (behind brake backing-plate I presume) but also said they had to do something that involved "replacing some washer" on the wheel. I wonder if it's the same thing ?
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Thoth1987
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Re: Clunking noise when slowing/accelerating 2018 Leaf

Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:50 am

Interesting. I've noticed what I believe is the same issue, just not all the time. I'll pop my front wheels off and check the torque specs on em. Thanks for the info
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