I live in Las Vegas too. If you need too have it looked at let me know since I have a lift... Anyway, the struts on my 2013 V sedan had the lower rubber bushings fail and it was metal to metal where it pivots on the lower control arm. Did not know that was where the noise was coming from until one of the mag ride struts failed. Bought a set off rock auto and put them on and the noise was gone. Also, interesting that the car is just a little higher in the front so the spoiler does not hit most parking curbs now.