Squeaks and creaks heard while driving over bumps and turning can be caused be a couple common sources and should be carefully diagnosed. Possible weld issues on the lower control arms can cause the noise concerns and require repair kits for the lower control arms from Ford. A jounce bumper (bump stop) rubbing against dry strut plate can cause an abrasion noise from the strut area. In this case the strut assembly should be disassembled to lubricate the jounce bumper and then reinstalled.
Car Problem Reports
Mercury Milan Squeaks and Creaks Over Bumps and Turning
Mercury Milan Problem
Average Mileage: 59,908 mi (12,500 mi - 93,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Mercury Milan, 56,000 mi
Squeaks and creaks when turning and going over bumps at slow speeds
I have taken it to two shops and they both say it's lower control arms. I will go to auto parts store for replacement and see if that does the trick
Creaking and squeaking at low speeds and turns. I've had this problem for the last 20k miles (1.5 years), but now it's getting worse. Driving with the noise is annoying, but now I'm embarrassed to turn into the driveway; the car sounds like it has 500k miles on it. I used to pull both wheels off and spray all the bushings with white lithium grease and that would help for about 3 months; now nothing helps except when it rains, it goes away for a few days.
Visitor, 2009 Mercury Milan, 12,500 mi
I have a grinding rubbing sound coming from the rear driver's side wheel area. Can I still drive the car -- would it be safe? Should I have it towed to the dealer? I have such low mileage and take very good care of my Milan -- I can't understand what could be causing this!
Visitor, 2008 Mercury Milan
Mine sounds like a creaking sound whenever I push on the gas or when I stop, and if I turn or go over bumps.
Visitor, 2007 Mercury Milan, 84,000 mi
My car squeaks when driving straight, turning, or slowing down.
Visitor, 2007 Mercury Milan, 41,630 mi
Same as others.
Visitor, 2006 Mercury Milan, 61,400 mi
Noticed squeaking when turning or going over bumps.
Visitor, 2007 Mercury Milan, 53,000 mi
Squeaks and creak sounds from front wheels when turning and stopping.
Visitor, 2007 Mercury Milan, 75,000 mi
same as above