Squeaks and Creaks Over Bumps and When Turning on Mercury Milan

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.

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Average mileage: 84,709 (120–239,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011
61 people reported this problem
35 people shared problem details
2006 Mercury Milan56,000
Squeaks and creaks when turning and going over bumps at slow speeds
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.
Mine sounds like a creaking sound whenever I push on the gas or when I stop, and if I turn or go over bumps.
2009 Mercury Milan12,500
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!
2007 Mercury Milan84,000
My car squeaks when driving straight, turning, or slowing down.
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
2011 Mercury Milan67,000
creaky sound which seems more when hot weather straight ahead or turning,
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
2007 Mercury Milan75,000
same as above
2009 Mercury Milan175,000
Has noise from front end when going over speed bumps
Squeaks, groans when driving slow and turning and has a whine when you accelerate.
2008 Mercury Milan239,000
Squeaky sounds when turning or going on bumps and shuts off while driving sometimes.
2007 Mercury Milan167,000
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
2007 Mercury Milan66,000
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.
2006 Mercury Milan122,000
Squeaks and clunks when pulling into drive way
2008 Mercury Milan120,000
Mechanic says its strut assy. Have not been able to fix it yet.
My care squeeks when I go over bumps or turn
2010 Mercury Milan86,000
Problem was diagnosis when took in for repair for wheel bearings where replaced
2006 Mercury Milan130,000
The colder it gets, the louder the constant squeaking while in motion, and grinding when turning the steering wheel gets! One shop lubed everything up really well (just recently had an upper arm control replaced, squeaking began afterwards), and that lasted a couple thousand miles, but it's back.
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