You had an EV-1? That's a pretty exclusive club. Most people don't even know there was an American-made all-electric that far back.Just as a data point, I went through four sets of motor mounts on three different EV-1s in the late '90s and early oughts. (The EV-1 is a direct predecessor to the Bolt, and was also made by GM.) The symptom on those was a distinctive "THUNK" on both acceleration and deceleration.
You had an EV-1? That's a pretty exclusive club. Most people don't even know there was an American-made all-electric that far back.
Stopped by my local dealership this morning hoping I could get somebody to listen to the creaking sound. One of the service advisors got in and he was able to hear it firsthand. He said there is a TSB to torque the suspension nuts. The car is going in next week and hopefully this will eliminate the noise.My 2018 Bolt just started with the creaking sound from the driver's side front today. Light acceleration and just before full stop. Car has 700 miles on it.
Can you confirm if replacing that part fully resolved your problem? My 6mo old/8k Bolt has been showing the same symptoms for a while now where it would produce a very distinct creaking or metallic like popping (or even a metal spring twisting back and forth) sounds from the front side when driving at very low speeds.
I had it serviced by the dealer a month or two ago where it was diagnosed as a failed AXLE and the replacement made the noise go away completely. Unfortunately, I have again started hearing the same noise at same intensity just a few days ago.
I wonder what GM is doing about this since it seems like many people are having the same issue. I guess I will have to revist the dealer and hope they can fix it once and for all. It's very concerning to drive with this sound coming out bc something is def not right.
Please let me know if anyone's had any success getting rid of this noise. Would making my dealer tech pinpoint the issue a lot easier
Got my Bolt back from the dealer yesterday. Pretty disappointed to say the least. The "creaking" is still there and actually sounds worse than before. I've attached the invoice which looks like they just disassembled a few things, cleaned, tightened and put it back together. It appears they have no knowledge of this issue nor did they contact GM for a resolution. I even tipped them off to this website about others having this creaking issue. My Bolt was there for a week! Sure part of the time it was just sitting there due to the only "Bolt tech" backed up on fixing other Bolts. I may try the dealership where I leased it to see if I can get better service and an actual repair that solves this issue.
Well, I guess you could say the cause was the front axle shaft, as that is what they re-torqued. Yes, the creaking sound completely went away, but 2 months later it's back again. Not at the same level and loudness, but I definitely hear it when I'm stopping or accelerating from an incline or decline. I'll probably wait until it gets a little louder so it can be easily duplicated at the dealer. That will result in me missing more time from work, having to get one of their Chevy loaners (or having to go to Enterprise to get...yes another Chevy)Did you ever find out the cause? My car just started doing this as well. Really annoying when sitting in bumper to bumper traffic.