Problem With Ball Joints May Cause Creaking Noise on Mercedes-Benz R350

A problem with the ball joints can cause a creaking noise. There is an updated part to remedy this problem.

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Average mileage: 73,967 (52,000–100,000)
5 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 66,000 mi,
when stepping on the break the axle under the car makes a creaking noise.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 84,000 mi,
Clunks and/or pop when letting of the brake or turning when forst moving the car.
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 52,000 mi,
Creaking rear ball joints
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 82,000 mi,
Creaking Noise when making sharp left turn at parking lot speed or braking moderate to hard.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 76,000 mi,
RECENTLY PURCHASED NOTICED SQUEAKING WHILE DRIVING IN ENCLOSED AREA LIKE GARAGE STILL NOT FIXED LOOKING FOR MECHANIC
Front & rear creaking sounds first occurred 65K miles. Creaking/squeaking over bumps and heard creaking when getting in and out of car. Leaky struts / shocks needed replacing. Rear creaking cause unknown and persists to date (95K miles).
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 54,000 mi,
Same creaking noise as others have said.