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
17 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
when stepping on the break the axle under the car makes a creaking noise.
Creaking rear ball joints
Clunks and/or pop when letting of the brake or turning when forst moving the car.
Creaking Noise when making sharp left turn at parking lot speed or braking moderate to hard.
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).
Same creaking noise as others have said.
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