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Volvo V70 Front Control Arm Bushings May Wear Out

 
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 106,511 mi (59,600 mi - 180,000 mi)

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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, , 59,600 mi

    Driver's side loud squeaking noise at any speed. Local mechanic had difficulty finding the problem, but I searched here and this sounds likely, since they have checked out wheel bearings, rotated tires and checked all assemblies for problems, and found nothing wrong. The loud squeaking noise is getting worse.

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  •  Rookie

    Went in for other work (etm) and dealer said our Control Arm Bushings need repair/replacement

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    dealer said we had to replace front struts ($2,000+)

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Noise from the front.

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  • Visitor, , 152,000 mi

    Steering wanders at slow speeds and jiggly over bumps. Diagnosed as worn control arm bushings by CRO Volvo independent shop.

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    Mechanic discovered during pre-purchase "lemon check".

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