Rattle From Front Lower Control Arm on Chevrolet Equinox

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The front lower control arm portion of the front suspension may cause a rattling noise over bumps and require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 98,000 (40,000–153,000)
8 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
56 people reported this problem
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rattling noise,. underneath front end .. kinda right under steering wheel.. when going over bumps.. sounds like somethings gonna fall out??
Passenger side has the rattle as well whenever we hit a bump of any size. I have heard it could be either the ball joint or vertical stabilizer. Not sure how to tell which one.
Noise sounds like the steering column is falling apart when driving over rough area of road. Also when coming to a stop the noise gets worse. I took it to CARX and a GM dealer and no one can find the problem. The person at CARX drove it and hears the noise. He checked out everything he could but could not find a reason. This is crazy. Does anyone have any suggestions?
front end rattles on both sides when i hit any bump, small or large.
This has been going on for about 15K miles. It sounds like the whole front end is about to fall off!!!
Sounds like the whole underneath is falling apart---Bad vibration sound!!!!!!
clunking noise in front end when going over bump.
Took it in for an alignment and was told both front lower control arm, rear bushings were torn. I have not noticed any rattles or sqeeks. Neither one is torn all the way but almost. I was also directed to a GM service bulletin #07-03-08-004. It relates the same conditions for rattles and sqeeks. They have a new version of the bushings under part number 25823014.
suspension had a little noise , is you are in front of the car in to the left of the passenger side , i think is the suspension or the bushings because is like sometime is broken or loose .
Vehicle rattles as if the entire underside is going to drop out any minute.
Front-side rattle from the control arm, replaced at local auto shop resolved issue.
front end squek when turning
Rattling under front if vehicle
I have a Chevy Traverse with this same issue
Whenever you hit a bump or hit the brakes the front of the suv feels like it's about to fall rattles and shakes.
not fixed yet
Rattling and scrubbing noises occur ding driving and turning. Both ball joints broken and are attached to control arms. Expensive fix.
I'm a single mom of two and this is my main transportation.
Front end sounds like it is going to fall off when you hit any type of bump on the road.
Rattle in my front end. It sounds as if the car will come apart.