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Volvo S80 Front Control Arm Bushings May Wear Out

Volvo S80 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 105,774 mi (24,000 mi - 220,000 mi)


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.


  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    i swear theres a bird under my front right fender!

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 100,400 mi

    loud squeak noise when turning at low speeds

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  • Visitor, , 149,985 mi

    I have grinding hissing noise from my transmission espcially while accelerating

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  • Visitor, , 220,000 mi

    Ball joint looks like Thor beat it with his hammer.

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    Premature is subjective, but control arms needed replacing at 98,000 miles. About $800. Can't recall the symptoms.

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  • Visitor, , 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 .

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Front control arm worn

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