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
39 people reported this problem
14 people shared problem details
2007 Volvo S8065,000
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 S80130,000
i swear theres a bird under my front right fender!
2004 Volvo S8068,400
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 S8065,000
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 S8080,000
Front control arm worn
2000 Volvo S8060,000
Same issue 6 years ago.
2003 Volvo S80154,000
Vibration, thumping, felt through the steering wheel just during acceleration. It stops when you decelerate.
2009 Volvo S80127,500
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 S80100,400
loud squeak noise when turning at low speeds
2003 Volvo S80149,985
I have grinding hissing noise from my transmission espcially while accelerating
2000 Volvo S80220,000
Ball joint looks like Thor beat it with his hammer.
2001 Volvo S8098,000
Premature is subjective, but control arms needed replacing at 98,000 miles. About $800. Can't recall the symptoms.
2007 Volvo S8030,000
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 S8063,250
front control arm bushings worn out on both sides
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