I've been reading through this forum and others to try to figure out a strange noise coming from my 2011 Ford Fusion SE with no luck. I only notice the noise when it is hot outside, like more than 70F. It doesn't matter how long I have been driving. It's a creaking/knocking noise that seems like it's coming from the front of the vehicle. I hear it when I turn the steering wheel and also whenever the entire body of the car moves up and down (like when a person gets in and out of the driver's or passenger's seat.
I took it to the Ford dealership about two weeks because I thought it might be the power steering since I hear the noise when turning the steering whee.l It was cold and rainy that day and the dealership didn't hear anything so they didn't fix anything.
I have uploaded a video of the sound I keep hearing. You can hear it inside and outside the vehicle. This was the sound at its worst when it was about 85F outside. In the video, the steering wheel is being turned left and right.
Any help the forum can provide would be greatly appreciated. I can never seem to make it to a mechanic on a day when it's making the sound and I'm worried because I have a long road trip coming up soon.