Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings on Volvo S80

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: 109,547 (24,000–220,000)
11 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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2007 Volvo S80 65,000 mi,
My car makes a lod clunk when the weight is shifted to one side especially entering a driveway. I had the front struts and strut mounts replaced. The shop also check and tightened all the suspension parts. the front end was quiet for one day and the clunk returned while going into a driveway. The noise is not heard when driving straight only when the car's weight is shifted to one side. I'll have the control bushings checked.
2001 Volvo S80 130,000 mi,
i swear theres a bird under my front right fender!
2004 Volvo S80 68,400 mi,
my control arms started wearing out at 50k the car is no longer under warranty, volvo says too bad. should be somethingean do.
2006 Volvo S80 65,000 mi,
Happened around the 65K mark. Started hearing the metal on metal clank when encoutering bumps. Had to have both sides replaced. Volvo shop said this was "normal"...well, not in my book.
2005 Volvo S80 80,000 mi,
Front control arm worn
2000 Volvo S80 60,000 mi,
Same issue 6 years ago.
2003 Volvo S80 154,000 mi,
Vibration, thumping, felt through the steering wheel just during acceleration. It stops when you decelerate.
2009 Volvo S80 127,500 mi,
Intermittent squeaking coming from driver side rear of the car. Was diagnosed that the left rear control arm/bushing needed to be replaced.
2003 Volvo S80 100,400 mi,
loud squeak noise when turning at low speeds
2003 Volvo S80 149,985 mi,
I have grinding hissing noise from my transmission espcially while accelerating
2000 Volvo S80 220,000 mi,
Ball joint looks like Thor beat it with his hammer.
2001 Volvo S80 98,000 mi,
Premature is subjective, but control arms needed replacing at 98,000 miles. About $800. Can't recall the symptoms.
2007 Volvo S80 30,000 mi,
There is a loud noise when turning to right or when weight is shifted in the car. This issue appears to be and ongoing issue with most Volvo 280 models .
2001 Volvo S80 63,250 mi,
front control arm bushings worn out on both sides