Rear Suspension Clunking

  1. Spacesloth

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    Now that the temperature where I live has been staying around or below 0 the rear suspension has been clunking over bumps, anyone else have this issue? It goes away when the weather warms up above 10-15 degrees.
     
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    I think I noticed this today.

    Things have less compliance when cold, imagine that's probably the cause.
     
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    I may have heard this as well. It's a cold day in Toronto today. I thought I was hearing some cargo in my trunk. I hope it's nothing obviously but I'll follow up.
     
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    -30 for almost a week here in Alberta, also have definitely been experiencing this, the other day I had to take a fairly bumpy road for an extended period and it sound and felt like the car was going to fall apart, my back definitely didn't enjoy it either.
     
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    Been cold here too and have definitely noticed the clunking. Seems to be less noticeable when not in sport mode.
     
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    It’s been below zero here in ND and I have been hearing the same clunking noise as well.
     
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    I had the rear clunking again today. It seems to crop up in the -15 to -20C range if I was to guess. It also seems to reduce slightly as the car gets to optimal operating temps. Does anyone think this could be the adaptive damper fluid not playing nice with the cold?

    I haven't noticed a ride quality change but I may not be sensitive enough to that kind of difference. I'm mainly worried about possible damage to the car. This may need to be raised to Honda, not sure.
     
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    Spacesloth

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    I don’t notice any ride difference, seems most noticeable over staggered bumps from what I can tell. It may be harder to diagnosis due to it being dependent on really cold weather.
     
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    Was thinking the same!
     
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    Oh I definitely notice it here. It's been - 24 here in BC Canada for two weeks. Sounds like rear right, could be both. Even in choppy snow I hear it. 1500 km on her.
    17 Si
     
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    I am in Montreal Quebec I have the same issue

    Once the car stays in a warm garage for 1 hour, the noise is gone, but if you leave it out — the notice is back

    It’s driving me nuts, only 1900 km

    I stopped driving the car, I am so annoyed
     
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    Noticed it the other day as well with the cold temps.
     
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    I have a booked appointment at the dealer next week.

    What’s the solutions for this? Any idea?
    Anyone already take it in for inspection
     
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    Keep me informed what they say. I'll be making on next week. As well as an annoying rattle at 2k rpm in the headliner.
     
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    Not sure on the fix, was going to take it in today but the dealer is closed.
     
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