I recently bought a one owner 2009 GH Mazda6 with 84,000km.
I'm starting to hate this car because of a loud random "crack" noise that it makes when going over some bumps sometimes.
It sounds like the body is cracking or the suspension subframe is cracking or moving slightly.
The noise comes from the front footwell area on the left or right depending on which side is has taken the brunt of the bump.
It only happens on bump (suspension compression) and not rebound.
The suspension does not bottom out and the noise can happen at any speed from parking pace up to the legal limit.
Suspension deflection can be small to maximum.
It is very random and can happen in smooth dips or over sharper lumps in the road.
A trusted suspension specilaist has looked at it and reckons all is good. I agree from what I can see.
Has anyone else experienced this ot have a clue as to what it could be?