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New to me 2016 Rio LX Question

Just picked up a 2016 Rio LX Sedan with 83k miles for my daughter. Thereís a noise that I am wondering about. Itís in the suspension when driving over potholes and cracks in the road. The noise is a muffled type of rattle that makes me wonder if the front struts are worn out. Almost like the car suffers from excessive vibration throughout the body when driving over rough roads. However, the car handles well and doesnít exhibit any bouncing after driving through large dips etc. that wound tell me the struts and shocks are worn out.

Anyone else experience this sound before? Any ideas?

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The plastic underbody engine panels on the front of these cars are crap. They easily break and rattle. I had all mine removed in various pieces.

Check there first.
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53000 miles on ours. While I agree that the underbody panels are crap, ours are all in tact.

2014 RIO LX: Ccruise control, SX console, Ford Taurus spoiler, 3" exhaust tip, K&N filter, dual horns, Proline 950S wheels, catch can, tint. Retired HVAC/MVAC tech.

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