Rattle From Front Lower Control Arm on Chevrolet Equinox

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

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Average mileage: 95,459 (40,000–153,000)
8 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 120,000 mi,
rattling noise,. underneath front end .. kinda right under steering wheel.. when going over bumps.. sounds like somethings gonna fall out??
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 123,000 mi,
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.
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 48,000 mi,
This has been going on for about 15K miles. It sounds like the whole front end is about to fall off!!!
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 110,000 mi,
Sounds like the whole underneath is falling apart---Bad vibration sound!!!!!!
2007 Chevrolet Equinox 88,000 mi,
front end rattles on both sides when i hit any bump, small or large.
2008 Chevrolet Equinox 130,000 mi,
clunking noise in front end when going over bump.
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 125,000 mi,
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.
2007 Chevrolet Equinox 45,945 mi,
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.
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 61,000 mi,
front end squek when turning
2006 Chevrolet Equinox 105,000 mi,
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?
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 92,000 mi,
Front-side rattle from the control arm, replaced at local auto shop resolved issue.
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 146,000 mi,
Rattling under front if vehicle
2007 Chevrolet Equinox 51,098 mi,
not fixed yet
2012 Chevrolet Equinox 65,000 mi,
I have a Chevy Traverse with this same issue
2007 Chevrolet Equinox 136,000 mi,
Whenever you hit a bump or hit the brakes the front of the suv feels like it's about to fall apart.it rattles and shakes.
Rattle in my front end. It sounds as if the car will come apart.