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The wishbone is a part of the suspension(usually only on the front),and connects the bottom of the suspension struts/hub carriers to the front subframe or body.It is called a wishbone because of it's shape.
I can't see that your dealer would allow you to drive an unsafe car,so I suspect it's only a rubber bush thats beginning to wear.There are rubber parts in the mountings for the wishbone and these absorb road noise and vibrations and stop them being transmitted to the rest of the car.These tend to wear or 'de-bond'(come un glued from the metal part of the wishbone),but they can't physically come right out because of the way they are designed and held in.
I'll try and find a picture of a wishbone and will post it here......
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo