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Rattle from front lower control arm on Pontiac Torrent

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: 74,910 (26,000–153,000)
3 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008
23 people reported this problem
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Terrible rattling noise when you go over any type of bump in the road. Sounds like the front end is going to fall out! Not has noisy if you touch the brakes when going over a bump. Not fixed yet.
When going over bumps at low speeds or high speeds not huge bumps but minor ones there is a rattle in the front.
rattle on minor pavement imperfections and accelerator pedal vibrates at high speeds.
rattle under car front and back harder over bumps
Rattle in the front end when i gp over a bump
rattle in front end
rattling from front end when hitting a bump or braking. Also a thumping noise from front end when not rattling.
My 2007 Pontiac Torrent drives fine most of the time. One day I noticed the check engine light come on, and along with the light my vehicle started shuddering while I was driving within the range of 30-50 MPH. I was on my way to work which is about 30 minutes away. I was 10 minutes away from my place of work and at a stoplight someone was honking loudly at me. They were frantic and told me to roll my window down to yell that my brakes were on fire and they saw flames coming out from my wheels where my brakes are located. Obviously this alarmed me so I pulled off of the road as soon as I could. I grabbed my phone, left everything else in my car, including my keys, and ran up a hill as far as I could safely. My car is still on the side of the road. I called my insurance company on Friday at about 5:40 (I was supposed to be at work at 5:00 p.m.) and told them about the situation. They gave me a claim number and called on Saturday (today) to tell me they would be assigning someone to contact me and take care of the situation on Monday but needed to know if I had any immediate questions. My car was safely parked on the side of the road so as of now I didn't have any inquiries but I have high hopes that they will fix the problem. I am very frustrated considering I take good care of my car and got my brakes change only 3 months prior. Hoping to hear more on Monday.