What would cause a thump and rattle in the undercarriage of a car

Asked by Dec 31, 2016 at 06:00 PM about the 2014 Jeep Compass Latitude

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

14 Answers

29,475

Check your suspension.. it may be something small , but, I would not want to chance it.

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120,175

A broken muffler mount is a possibility.

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24,515

Sway bar links/rods do that when bad, but a 2014. Does it have high miles?

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24,515

Like everybody said before this It could be a many things, If its not something you can find on your own have a good shop mechanic look it over and/or drive it.

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29,475

What were you doing just BEFORE you started hearing this?? Off road??

24,515

Could just be a shield, dust cover or inner fender plastic.

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37,975

A carcass.

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255

A Dead Body most likely !! Possibly a Bicycle also.

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I had to replace the Suspension 2 times so far on my 2007 Jeep Compass !! 1st time at 40,000 miles !! Luckily I had Extended Warranty, TOTALLY DEFECTIVE SUSPENSION, SHOULD'VE BEEN A RECALL ON IT !!!

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29,475

Steve - Happy New Year! You mean that the suspension on these supposed rugged vehicles are really not that robust?? Retorical question, LOL..... I have a 2010 Subaru Outback Limited with more than 80,000 miles, original suspension, shocks and struts, and I took it on some unmaintained roads in Sequoia Kings Canyon and Joshua Tree National Park with absolutely no PROBLEM. The problem is Chrysler products.

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29,475

The ground clearance on the 2014 Jeep Compass Latitude is 8.2 inches, while the Subaru Outback is 8.7 inches, surprised????

In answer to the question from enginecreator, I do have high mileage , and the car has been hit 3 times, once on the front passenger side, and twice in the rear. I had the body work done and was not informed of any problems with chassis. I have replaced brakes, tire rods, etc.

24,515

Try to get it on a lift and have a tech drive it.

29,475

lainey81- what do you mean by "high mileage," for a 2014 model, are you talking about more than 60,000 miles??

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