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Noise from driver side under hood

When backing our drive way in reverse, put the car in gear to go forward
hear noise from driver side under hood near wheel, also same noise taking off after stopping at a red light.

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This noise is likely caused by your intermediate steering shaft. The issue is well documented among Aura owners. GM claims that the noise is not a problem as far as safety or vehicle function though they will attempt to repair if brought in under warranty. If out of warranty, you can safely ignore it as nuisance.

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