Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.
Average mileage: 61,242 (43,211–88,000)
10 people reported this problem
Severe steering wheel shimmy at braking of 60 mph or greater. Also pretty severe pulling to the right on braking.
Replaced both right and left front lower control arms at a non dealer repair shop for $490.
Problem is 90% fixed. Some slightly warped rotors need repair, also need alignment will correct issue 100%. Brake pads only 50% worn.
Very happy with repair results.
I have this problem and have taken my care in several times. I have the jolt like it's going to take off by itself as well as I have had problems with a noise in turning sounds like the car hits something and a roaring sound at highway speed that is loud inside car, it shakes a little but I just repalced all tires and problem is not solved. Everytime I take the care in I ask them to check it out and they state there is nothing wrong. Now I have a clunk in my engine when you start it, and it stalls when I accelerate.