I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee which in general has had a few small issues (stock radio failure, stuck on heat only for the passenger side, and after resolving that, I'm stuck on heat only for the driver's side, to name a couple) but lately I have noticed something that may be more concerning.
When turning the wheel to the left, and accelerating/applying the gas, there is a very loud knocking or clicking noise seeming to come from the front left tire (could be elsewhere too, but I can hear it most on the driver's side, since I am driving when it occurs).
It gets louder the farther I Turn the wheel, and sounds almost like a gear is skipping teeth due to being not aligned properly or something. The noise does not appear unless I am using the gas pedal, and is faint unless I have turned the steering wheel about half a rotation.
Any idea on what this might be? I have been continuing to drive it, and just trying to coast around corners that are sharp lefts. Is this dangerous to continue to use like I am? I have not heard this knock in any other situation besides to one described above, so I am not sure if it is a serious concern, or perhaps just a misalignment of some sort.
To address the comments/answers so far, I have checked the lug nuts, and they seem to be good to go. The transmission is full time 4WD, so I am unable to swap it for further investigation.