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Hello, I have noticed that when the road is damaged my kia optima 2013 hybrid is very noisy, it sounds like someone is hitting on the plastic body, or so.
I have attatched audio clip for that.
Please tell me what part can be damaged.
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Anything can be damaged.

Any plastic part. Any plastic clip. Literally anything. The only way to narrow it down would be try to figure out front or back.

It might be best to just live with it unless you can figure it out pretty easy.
 

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Anything can be damaged.

Any plastic part. Any plastic clip. Literally anything. The only way to narrow it down would be try to figure out front or back.

It might be best to just live with it unless you can figure it out pretty easy.
can that be a damaged steering wheel rubber?

 

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My 2011 had what sounds like the same noise. It ended up being the stabilizer bar linkage. Seems to be a common problems from what I've read. Pretty easy and inexpensive fix.
 

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My 2011 had what sounds like the same noise. It ended up being the stabilizer bar linkage. Seems to be a common problems from what I've read. Pretty easy and inexpensive fix.
This is what I would recommend looking into as well. (y)
 

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My 2011 had what sounds like the same noise. It ended up being the stabilizer bar linkage. Seems to be a common problems from what I've read. Pretty easy and inexpensive fix.
Just the other day, I saw a 4-5 yr old optima with its left rear stabilizer linkage hanging down about 5", not a common sight yet there it was. That would rattle like heck over bumps....
 
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