2015 Mazda 3 hatchback with 105k km. It's in perfect shape. Last night drove on a bumpy road. Parked for a few hours. Coming back there was a little rattle from the rear on every single bump large and small.
I tightened up the screw holding the spare jack. But didn't help. Today as I'm driving, the following happened in 5 seconds:
- rattle suddenly became much more frequent and loud
- then sounded like something fell off the car
- I looked in rear view mirror, but didn't see anything fall out and surrounding cars didn't swerve or stop
I didn't have a chance to stop and see what fell off. Car behaves completely normal now. Brakes, suspension all fine.
I know question is super vague, but has this ever happened to anyone? What was the cause?