Report: Front Control Arm Bushings May Wear Out
Volvo S80 Problem
Average Mileage: 67,765 mi (24,000 mi - 115,000 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, 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.
Visitor, 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 .
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S80, 80,000 mi
Front control arm worn
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S80, 63,250 mi
front control arm bushings worn out on both sides
Visitor, 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.