Rattle or Cluck Type Noise Over Bumps on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 139,894 (95,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000
16 people reported this problem
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Honda dealer service says trailing arm bushings are cracked and need replacement. Estimate is $547 plus $80 for alignment. Taking to another mechanic for 2nd opinion. Currently, no handling issues or bumping noises heard from back-end.
This is the second time Honda service told me my rear trailing arm bushing is cracked again. I guess these are not very robust parts?
Clunking sound over bumps and squeeking during harder stopping.
Not brake squeel. Have not repaired yet.