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My 2022 Bolt has been a great car and I Love it. It has 10500 miles on it and has developed a clunk under the drivers feet when turning the steering wheel. It has gotten worse in the last week or two. My wife is afraid to drive it. I do have an appointment to have it looked at but any insight would be appreciated. I looked underneath as she turned the wheel but saw nothing. The control arm didn't move at all. I am baffled.
 

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It sounds like an outer half-shaft.
Yeah but it is further back almost under the drivers feet when placed flat on the floor. Almost like the floor flexing. It seems like it is under the plastic battery shield. The funny thing is there isn't any thing in that location to move unless it is being transferred. Maybe the cradle bolt is loose or fell out
 

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My 2022 Bolt has been a great car and I Love it. It has 10500 miles on it and has developed a clunk under the drivers feet when turning the steering wheel. It has gotten worse in the last week or two. My wife is afraid to drive it. I do have an appointment to have it looked at but any insight would be appreciated. I looked underneath as she turned the wheel but saw nothing. The control arm didn't move at all. I am baffled.
This sounds a lot like the notorious "link-kit" problem. It's can be considered a "weakness" or weak point in the Bolt direction system.
Had them changed twice on my 2019. It is an inexpensive and quick repair.

Also, for your wife, there is no immediate danger as it's just the noise from the loose joint. It does not have detrimental effects on security.
 

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Could also be a steering shaft nut or bolt impacting all-weather floor mats, and "snapping" back in place after the nut or bolt rotates and clears the obstruction.

Sounds far-fetched, but it's been reported here a few times, over the years. The fix is to enlarge the clearance hole in the floor mat, or just shift it back, where it belongs.
 

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Could also be a drive shaft nut or bolt impacting all-weather floor mats, and "snapping" back in place after the nut or bolt rotates and clears the obstruction.

Sounds far-fetched, but it's been reported here a few times, over the years. The fix is to enlarge the clearance hole in the floor mat, or just shift it back, where it belongs.
Do you mean steering shaft nut ?
 

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Could also be a drive shaft nut or bolt impacting all-weather floor mats, and "snapping" back in place after the nut or bolt rotates and clears the obstruction.

Sounds far-fetched, but it's been reported here a few times, over the years. The fix is to enlarge the clearance hole in the floor mat, or just shift it back, where it belongs.
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Could also be a steering shaft nut or bolt impacting all-weather floor mats, and "snapping" back in place after the nut or bolt rotates and clears the obstruction.

Sounds far-fetched, but it's been reported here a few times, over the years. The fix is to enlarge the clearance hole in the floor mat, or just shift it back, where it belongs.
That was the first thing I checked all looked ok
 

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This sounds a lot like the notorious "link-kit" problem. It's can be considered a "weakness" or weak point in the Bolt direction system.
Had them changed twice on my 2019. It is an inexpensive and quick repair.

Also, for your wife, there is no immediate danger as it's just the noise from the loose joint. It does not have detrimental effects on security.
It seems like it is further back though. Ford used these links for years and they were nothing but trouble they made a clunking noise going over bumps. Mine will do it standing still and turning the steering wheel.
 
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