Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Something banging around under the hood

asked by on

I have a repeat problem with my 2013 Mazda CX-5 that I can’t seem to find a solution to. I only have 7,200 miles on this car, and for the last 2,000 or so there has been a sound coming from the driver side of the engine compartment. It sounds like something is banging around in there, but I got it checked out at the dealership, seeing as the car is so new, and they found nothing. What could be making this noise? I don’t see anything when I look in the engine compartment.

A: Greetings and thank you for writing in with...

Greetings and thank you for writing in with this concern! Without knowing more about the conditions that cause the noise (when, where, how, etc) it is difficult to advise on this concern. Mazda has released a number of Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) for noise related concerns. Depending on the Vehicle Identification Number, the following TSBs could apply to your vehicle: 03-003/14: Groan noise from front wheel hub, 04-002/14: Clunk/bang noise during first movement after sitting, 01-006/13: Unusual engine noise after a cold engine start, 03-002/14: Rattle/chatter noise from rear differential, 02-003/15: Knocking/squeaking noise from front strut bearing, and 02-001/15: Creaking noise from front lower control arm bushings. Contact your local Mazda dealer with the Vehicle Identification Number and explain the noise as best you can. Act quickly as the vehicle should still be covered under warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) and any related repairs should be covered by Mazda.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car isn't starting, it's really cold out. I was wondering how can I start it with this cold weather

Hi there. Given the description of not being able to start your vehicle, when it is cold and jump starting the vehicle without any problem. This leads me to believe the battery does not have enough cold cranking amp capacity....

Q: Water got into my motor

The first thing to do is to remove all the spark plugs, air filter, and check the engine oil to see if it has not been overfilled. Then turn over the motor to see if it will turn. If you...

Q: Question about driver side break

The information and description is a bit limited but I can do my best to assist you. I'm not quite sure I know what you mean when you say one caliper looks longer than the rest? The front brakes...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...