Well ladies and gentlemen,
Hang tight, as mentioned in an earlier post, I have an appointment with a lead engineer on Tuesday 04/24/12 to go over the nosies that the vehicle is making. I am really curious to see if he will try to weasel his way out by the "it's normal" routine or if he will clearly admit there is an issue. If he says "it's normal" I will have the dealership pull a new one off the lot and show him that there is no knocking noise when turn the wheel from one direction to another and there are no clunks/rattles over bumps. As soon as I complete the visit and get home from work, I will post our findings immediately.
Thanks all for the responses.