Clunk or Jolt Felt in Steering Due to Worn Bushings in Front Suspension on BMW 325Ci

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushingsoften referred to as thrust rod bushingsis moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

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Average mileage: 99,653 (38,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
25 people reported this problem
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2002 BMW 325Ci72,300
replaced front control arm at 63,000 and now told need to replace again at 72,000
2001 BMW 325Ci156,000
Got new tires and a tie rod about 6 k miles ago. Went in for tire rotation and now I need a lower control arm. The showed me same symptoms last time before control arm so I wonder if they fixed the wrong part. Skeptical
2001 BMW 325Ci163,500
My BMW 325 ci 2000 creaks when I turn the stiring wheel either way ,wat can it be
2005 BMW 325Ci115,500
Front Suspension and bushing wore our
2005 BMW 325Ci94,000
I noticed problems while coming to a stop the cars steering wheel shakes and you hear a thud. I jacked the car up to check the rim because I thought it might be a bend or something but I could move the whole wheel from side to side. I replaced my bushings and the lower control arm and it was fine.
2005 BMW 325Ci77,500
Front Lower control arm bushings knocking under braking per BMW Seattle Service. Need to get that done soon :(
warn front control arm bushings
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