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Rattling noise on Toyota Avensis

I have a Toyota Avensis D4D (2008) with 120k miles on the clock. I've never had an issue with it, but recently, when the car is idling, a rattle has developed coming from the rear passenger side. It is loudest when I begin to drive off, or when accelerating from a low speed while driving. Any idea what it could be?

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Part of the exhaust system striking part of the suspension. But the rear suspension needs to be carefully examined because it is a complicated multi-link system and a bush could have failed.
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Solid car. Sophisticated multi-link suspension deliberately unstressed for long life. Quite quick T180 diesel from July 2006.
 

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