Rattle Type Noise From Front Suspension on Subaru B9 Tribeca

A rattle type noise may be noted from the front of the vehicle. This type of noise is commonly caused by front sway bar bushings or end links which have failed. It is determined these parts have failed, replacement will be required.

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Average mileage: 78,749 (25,000–134,000)
2 model years affected: 2006, 2007
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clunking noise when going over bumps.
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 80,000 mi,
4th time this problem has happened to us. We bought the car brand new. It happened 3 times within the first 3 years of ownership.
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 134,000 mi,
Rattle in front end
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 68,000 mi,
bushings and control arm replacement
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 124,132 mi,
Back bushing went bad. Have to actually replace whole sway bar can't get just back bushing!
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 109,110 mi,
Ride became noisy and rough. Squeeking under frame at slow speeds.
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 76,000 mi,
rattle in front right tire area. got worse and worse. sounded like the tire was going to fall off at any time! took it to the dealership. they said my control arm bushings were severely cracked and sway bar bushings needed to be replaced. $800 later the noise went away, for a day. took it back the next day because the noise was a lot better but could still hear it. i noticed that when i used the breaks, it stopped the noise. they lubed something in the front end and i haven't heard the noise at all anymore.