Took in our 2016 Volvo XC70 because of a weird transient rattling noise in the front left of the car. Sounded like some nuts and bolts being shaken in a can...or something. Model Garage test drove the car and said there was definitely something not as usual, and suggested I take it to the dealer for service since the car was under warranty. Took car to dealer, who said they couldn't hear anything. Got the car back and of course the noise continued to intermittently occur. Took it back to Model Garage today and asked them to take a crack at it. They kept the car for several hours, pulled off the left front wheel, and found a little 3 inch piece of wood that had somehow flipped into the wheel / brake space and was trapped there. Everytime it bounced into the spinning wheel/brake it would be spun off at high speed and rattle around in that little "box," including bouncing off a thin plate that shields that area. Made a hell of a racket. Nice diagnosis! Charged me a reasonable amount for the time, odd problem fixed. Another win for Model Garage. These guys are good. Patronize them.
Hi Phil, Thanks for the nice words, we're glad the mystery has been solved! The Model Garage Team
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