Do you notice a metallic noise on your Ford Kuga when you drive? We can understand that this is not pleasurable and that you have questions. Discovering such a noise is not always a good indication, but it may also be nothing severe. To help you remedy this problem, our team has decided to produce this content to assist you in this investigation. In order to carry out this research as effectively as possible, we will first have a look at the plausible origins of metallic noise in the front of your vehicle, and then, if the metallic noise comes from the rear of your vehicle.metal-noise-ford-kuga

Metal noise Ford Kuga coming from the front end of the vehicle

I perceive a metal rattling noise coming from wheels

  • Metallic noise caused by your bearing
  • One of the probable triggers of metal noise manifestations on your Ford Kuga, may be that one of your bearing is tired, it will commonly make a loud noise that increase when stressed (turns faster and faster). So think about to check by taking speed (neutral gear and window open to pay attention only to noise of the wheels) that the noise is well located here, if this is the case replace it or them quickly. If, on the other hand, this noise only manifests itself with an engaged speed, examine this report on loud noise on Ford Kuga, you will most likely find a solution to your problem.

  • Metalic noise coming from brake
  • If you discern a metalic noise on Ford Kuga and you have the feeling that it comes from your front wheels, it is highly plausible that it is your pads or discs that are the reason. Indeed, a disc or a set of dead plates will create a strong metallic rubbing noise that you will inevitably feel. To check this, put your vehicle on safety stand, and check the state of your discs and pads by getting rid of the wheel. If they are involved, replace them fairly quickly , otherwise you will no longer be able to brake. If you feel a metallic noise from your vehicle, and you want explications about it, browse this guide for more details about brake noises on xxx.

  • Stabilizer bar worn
  • If it is rather when you are turning, passing over a bump or sidewalk that you perceive a metallic noise on your Ford Kuga, then your rods may be worn. Whether it is the steering or the stabilizer bar, their wear will cause a metallic snap when they hit or change direction. To check this, put yourself under your vehicle, without the wheels, and move your rods, if they only oppose very little force it is likely that they will have to be changed. If this is your case, we suggest that you browse this content for a complete guide about steering noises on Ford Kuga.

Other sources


  • Engine silentblock
  • A little like worn stabilizer bar, if your engine silent blocks are harmed, you will feel as you pass over damaged roads or sidewalks, loud metallic noises on your Ford Kuga. Once screwed up, they will no longer fulfill their task as shock absorbers and, with each impact, or violent acceleration, a noise will appear. Therefore, think about to check their status and replace them if necessary. Feel free to have a look at this content which is a complete file about strut mounts noises on Ford Kuga, how to check their state and replace them.

  • Dead gearbox, or broken pinion
  • Finally, the last typical reason of metallic noise on Ford Kuga. It’s because your transmission system is the source. It is possible, either because of improper use of the gearbox or because of excessive wear, that some gears in your gearbox have broken and are wandering around in it. They will then make a continuous metal rattling sound. That you shouldn’t feel in neutral. If this is your case, we suggest that you browse this detailed guide on the sources of steering noises on Ford Kuga.

Metallic noise Ford Kuga coming from the rear end of the vehicle

Exhaust pipe

If, on the other hand, you hear an exhaust noise that is more of a metallic type, it is plausible that one or more parts of your exhaust may be damaged. Indeed, it is plausible that either the catalyst or the silencer may be the reason of this sound. To be sure, go under the vehicle, cold, and knock each of the previously stated units with a hammer to discern the source of the noise. You should acknowledge things moving in the problematic part, if it’s the exhaust baffles, you can try to hammer in the section a little to try to block them and limit their movements. If it is a dead catalyst, it will be necessary to consider swapping it, as well as the silencer. In such a case, to eliminate the metallic noise on your Ford Kuga, you will either have to find a second hand one and do it yourself, or go to your mechanic.

Noise from wheels

  • Bearings
  • As for the bearings of your vehicle, it is plausible that with wear they are at the origin of your metallic noises on your Ford Kuga. Go a little further up in the content where you will find information of the solution already exposed for the front part of the vehicle.

  • Brake pads or discs
  • Finally, if the noise comes from your discs brakes or pads, you should refer to the part in question in the first section of this manual.