Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings on Volvo S60

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 113,386 (14,444–170,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
34 people reported this problem
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2002 Volvo S60 80,000 mi,
Worn bushings, replaced control arm
I'm here again re: 2002 s60@ mckivitt volvo in san Leandro, ca. These people had my car replaced the sensors while they are looking at the vehicle, for these issues you would figure they would notice both control arms broken and tell me but they did not, my mechanic that did a simple oil change brought this to my attention and I had them replaced for$500 for parts and labor, but these sensor issues volvo has monopolized this industry with having the computer to read, they were trying to charge me$1900 for that and again never mentioned any type of recall. My car is there again because of them being the only dealership in my area that I don't receive a charge to tow. Someone please email me back and let me know what to do, this car is keeping me broke on things they claim are recalls and the dealership isn't honoring this. I purchased this vehicle in 2004 with 30,000 miles, I purchased the warranty. But the years have been 10 since I bought it, and 12 years since made. All of these issues started at 60,000 miles
2005 Volvo S60 170,000 mi,
Dealer reported bad front control arm bushings and quoted $500 to fix. I haven't fixed yet.
2005 Volvo S60 138,000 mi,
Allignment issues, moaning, faint clunking
2003 Volvo S60 150,000 mi,
2005 Volvo S60 63,000 mi,
Knocking sound front driver side when going over bumps.
2003 Volvo S60 89,500 mi,
Bushings broken. Need to be replaced.
2002 Volvo S60 100,000 mi,
I have had the same issues ; my control arm has been replaced twice in the past 7 years and is due again. I maintain the same tires on the vehicle so I don't understand it. I guess it's a design flaw.
2002 Volvo S60 134,000 mi,
Bushing failed, making the car wanting to pull to the left.
2004 Volvo S60 100,000 mi,
"Clunking" noise prominent in front right side, control arm worn and needs replacement
2002 Volvo S60 90,000 mi,
knocking on front left side, replaced front arm bushings
I was in a car shop to have my tire rods replaced, outer on one front side and inner end on the other side. Incidentally, the repair guys also found out that BUSHINGS are worn out as well and needs replacement. I have to only opt for the tire rods work and hold off on having the bushings replaced. It is not really of a safety issues I was advised. However, they said I might need to check on my tires for uneven wearing of the tread, and by that it means I need to rotate my tires diligently as necessary meantime I still haven't gotten new bushings in place.
2005 Volvo S60 100,000 mi,
f/r lower control arm