Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Loud exhaust, might be a leak?

asked by on

I thought there was something loose the first time I heard the exhaust sputter from my 2014 Jeep Cherokee. It was pretty loud and abrupt. I couldn’t feel or hear anything bumping around so I doubt something is loose. Couldn’t be rust at 3,100 miles. What is causing this? Is this some feature? It is loud but not too ridiculous, just noticeably louder than normal.

The noise you are hearing is coming from the exhaust resonator. There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) 11-001-15 dated January 28, 2015 that calls for the inspection of your resonator for a small drain hole at the back of it. If it has the hole then the dealer will replace the resonator with a new resonator without the hole. If yours does not have the hole then no action would be done and normal diagnostic of the noise you hear would apply. This TSB only covers vehicles under warranty.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck idled, ran rough, fluid streaming from motor

Hello there, thank you for asking about your car. It's highly unlikely that brake fluid entered the combustion chamber. The noise also would not be caused by using synthetic oil instead of conventional oil. As for the oil pressure, I'm...

Q: I drive a 96 Jeep cherokee 4L inline 6. Im having overheating problems, here's what I've replaced: New radiator, Thermostat, Rad C

Hi Kade. When your car overheats, it can be due to multiple sources, ranging from air bubbles or an obstruction of debris trapped in the heater core or the cooling lines that is restricting the flow of coolant, to a...

Q: Noise at rear of vehicle

A noise in the rear of the vehicle could be three things: the rear end bearings or gears are bad; your wheel bearing is bad; or your U -joint is failing. If your rear end is going bad you will...

Related articles

P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.