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: 79,731 (25,000–134,000)
2 model years affected: 2006, 2007
19 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
Rattle in front end
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.
bushings and control arm replacement
clunking noise when going over bumps.
Back bushing went bad. Have to actually replace whole sway bar can't get just back bushing!
Ride became noisy and rough. Squeeking under frame at slow speeds.
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.
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