Volvo S80 Problem Report

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

(35 reports)

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.


i swear theres a bird under my front right fender! -
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. -
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. -
my control arms started wearing out at 50k the car is no longer under warranty, volvo says too bad. should be somethingean do. -
Intermittent squeaking coming from driver side rear of the car. Was diagnosed that the left rear control arm/bushing needed to be replaced. -
loud squeak noise when turning at low speeds -
I have grinding hissing noise from my transmission espcially while accelerating -
Ball joint looks like Thor beat it with his hammer. -
Premature is subjective, but control arms needed replacing at 98,000 miles. About $800. Can't recall the symptoms. -
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 . -
Front control arm worn -
front control arm bushings worn out on both sides -
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