Squeaks and Creaks Over Bumps and When Turning on Mercury Milan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 83,167 (120–239,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011
66 people reported this problem
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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.
Squeaks and creaks when turning and going over bumps at slow speeds
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!
Mine sounds like a creaking sound whenever I push on the gas or when I stop, and if I turn or go over bumps.
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
creaky sound which seems more when hot weather straight ahead or turning,
My car squeaks when driving straight, turning, or slowing down.
Squeak and popping when driving straight, turning or going over bumps I had it to the shop 3 times and they said that. They tightened 3 bolts and sprayed grease it worked for a little bit but now squeak is back and worse. Very embarrassing to drive it and no one in the family wants to ride with me because of the embarrassment
Squeaky sounds when turning or going on bumps and shuts off while driving sometimes.
Has noise from front end when going over speed bumps
same as above
Squeaks, groans when driving slow and turning and has a whine when you accelerate.
Going to bring this up at my next dealer visit. It is squeaking mostly when entering or exiting a driveway.
When going over bumps, it will make a noise up front, OR if my vehicle sits for the day when I'm at work, when I go home the creaking and clunking start again.
I have a grinding sound in my back wheels. although I have not gotten it fixed I don't understand how a car with that few miles on it should be running like that
Every time I drive for a long period of time it begin to squeak, like its rubbing up against something under the car even when I turn the corner you also hear the noise
Squeaks and creaks when turning wheel and hitting bumps
Same issue as all of you. I hope that's all it is and not the ball joints... they are expensive as hell.
Squeaks and clunks when pulling into drive way
Mechanic says its strut assy. Have not been able to fix it yet.