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Hi, my 40 Leaf has developed a groaning sound when manoeuvring at low speed near full lock.

To start with I wondered if it was the electric power steering when at full lock but even if you back off the limit it still makes the noise.

I’m thinking this is CV joints as I’ve hear they can be problematic on the leaf.

I have also noticed that when you load them on acceleration it is making a creaking sound and when you back off and e-pedal regeneration kicks in it also does it then.

I’ve heard about a clicking sound but that’s not what mine is doing.

Can anyone shed any light on this?
 

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Update I just got the car back from Nissan (after 4 days!).

It turns out the the CV joints had issues, Nissan have released a bulletin about this fault and sent a rebuild kit out for the dealer to fit under warranty.

From what I could gather this included new pins and bearings of some sort?

My strange creaking sound is now gone as you load the drive shafts under acceleration and regen.

This knowledge may help someone.
 
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