I’m having trouble with my small european hatchback, a Peugeot 208 bought new from the dealer almost 2 years ago.
In the last few months it has developed a knocking noise when going over small bumps in the road, especially when turning the steering wheel during cornering at speeds above 30 mph or when going over bumps even at low speed. I have noticed the sound being worse when going over an elevated part of the asphalt (not speed bumps, just small elevations in the road), rather than when the wheels drop into potholes or go over manhole covers.
After the problem became noticeable, I contacted my local Peugeot dealer and so far they have replaced the front shock absorber mounts and the left and right front shock absorbers on warranty, but to no avail. Now they insist there’s no play in any of the suspension/steering parts. I also jacked up the car myself and the wheels do not wobble one bit while pulling on them.
So now I am stuck with this irritating problem and I was wondering if you can tell by watching and listening to the video sample what would you recommend to check or change. In order to keep the warranty valid, my only option is to pay for the parts that could explain the noises.
Here’s a youtube video of the noise: