Big bang

Big bang

Driving home tonight I felt and heard a large bang that made me thing I’d been hit by the car behind. It made the car shake! On stopping and checking the car over there was no discernible damage. The car had been parked all day in a public car park with the ambient temperature about 7 degrees. I had only been driving for about 2 minutes when it happened. I suspect this is something to do with the battery heating up. Has anyone else experienced this sort of large audible bang accompanied by a shudder in the car?

Mike UpNorth_ | 2019年12月3日


M3phan | 2019年12月3日

Not all cars experience this but it is not abnormal.

GHammer | 2019年12月3日

Normal, temperature changes, supercharging, elevation changes.

jamilworm | 2019年12月3日

I had something similar happen to me recently, I was taking a turn after being stopped at a light and heard a loud bang from the rear of the car, and I thought I had hit something in the road. But later there was no evidence of it.

WhiteWi | 2019年12月4日

I heard Big Bang made it all possible

andy.connor.e | 2019年12月4日


aslammazad | 2019年12月4日

Same has happened to me a few times while backing out of my garage in the morning.

jimglas | 2019年12月4日

it just a theory

Magic 8 Ball | 2019年12月4日

With no other bangs to compare to, why big bang?

Joshan | 2019年12月4日

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries
That all started with the big bang! Hey!

804son | 2019年12月4日

@GHammer, Thanks for the listing, I had a large bang once pulling up a long stretch through the rockies, loud enough I actually pulled over and checked to make sure I hadn't run over something or the semi next to me hadn't dropped something and I had inadvertently hit it. Wish I had known this at the time. I certainly had 2 out of the 3 conditions you stated (elevation change and temperature change). Now it all makes sense....

CharleyBC | 2019年12月4日

The first time it’s quite alarming if you haven’t heard to expect it. And even when you know it’s normal, it can be startling. That’s my Big Bang theory.

Fuzzball | 2019年12月4日

Dont let the wife know about the big bang with your Tesla...they already jealous

babagua | 2019年12月4日

I bang my knee hurrying to get inside my 3.

Andrecan | 2019年12月4日

I drive my car every day and leave at 4AM in the Catskill Mountains in cold temperatures..I hear a bang from the right rear as I am going down the 2000 foot mountain somewhere around 1200 feet down, usually in cold weather when I lift my foot off the gas and I have a high charge and limited regen.

Andrecan | 2019年12月4日

Sorry. When I lift off the Accelerator, not gas:-)

Magic 8 Ball | 2019年12月4日

"Sorry. When I lift off the Accelerator, not gas:-)"

Full flame narrowly averted, nicely done!

andy.connor.e | 2019年12月4日

Nice save. You were about to get gassed

Bighorn | 2019年12月4日

If you want to read dozens of threads, search for "clunk".

Smhach | 2019年12月4日

"What came after the big bang? The big cigarette." - Johnny Carson

jimglas | 2019年12月4日

well done Smhach