Re: 2017 Malibu Premier Noise
You can also record that sound and post it here for our speculation. Clicking in that area makes me wonder about blower motor, actuator, or belt passing the alternator area. Does fan speed or recirculation have anything to do with the noise or is it just speed of the car? Do you hear this noise with the car on and hood open listening from the outside around the belt and alternator?
As DD said, other than posting the noise for us to speculate about you will just have to find a dealer that cares.
As for the rear end noise, I could say a lot about that. At one point I was a strong believer of the cause being exclusively the tires on a certain trim. I no longer believe that at all. Every Gen9 Malibu I have been in, multiple samples of every trim, is some degree of louder than other comparable cars in the rear. Tires probably effect that noise as different tires/patterns are louder than others. At this point, I think the quest for a lighter car resulted in use of some materials that do no muffle the normal road noise as well as other cars. Some people are sensitive to this and some aren't.