OK, so after nine days in the shop and countless hours of attention by a Lead Mechanic, there is no improvement in the control arm noise. The control arms that were installed were ones issued after the July 2013 revised TSB.
Reputable manufacturers do not manufacture, distribute and sell products they know to be defective. An occasional issue is understandble - the same recurring issue - year after year no less, is inexcusable. At some point, I would think the government will, at some level, step in and say, "No, you cannot continue to rip off consumers; you have to suspend production of this automobile until this issue is resolved."
A class action lawsuit will also draw attention to this issue, and to the business practices of FMC. Obviously, individual complaints have absolutely no effect on FMC. So we get a bigger hammer