Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings on Volvo XC70

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: 101,846 (22,000–190,000)
8 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
22 people reported this problem
10 people shared problem details
2004 Volvo XC7070,000
CLunking noise in front suspension when hitting bumps. Why do Volvos wear out so quickly? No problems with any Toyota I've had with twice as many miles!
2005 Volvo XC7072,000
"clanking" when turning.
I live in a mountain community, I noticed on the drive down the mountain that every time I hit the slightest little bump in the road the car would jump all over the road. Very scary felt as though the car had a mind of it's own! I drove on slow surface streets straight to the Volvo dealer, by the time I reached them the right front arm bolt was almost completely off! I could of gone off a cliff and nobody would have known why!! Scary day for me!
2005 Volvo XC7062,000
2005 with low miles drifted to the right. Dealer recommended new control arm bushings and torque mount. Total cost over $1600.
2004 Volvo XC7097,000
knocking/squeeling when turning
2004 Volvo XC70121,000
I bought a used car in 2014. I took it to the Volvo Dealer and they did a full car inspection. They told me that the bearings of the control arms are wearing down and need a replacement. They said $2000 for them to do it. I still have not done it yet, but I hear no noise yet. Their level or urgent was "it should be replaced soon"
I have been experiencing a lot of clunking especially when going over bumpy roads. Mechanic verified right sway bar loose.
2004 Volvo XC70137,000
Replaced bushings
2003 Volvo XC70130,000
Loud clunk noises when going over bumps and uneven tire wear. Replaced control arm bushings.
2004 Volvo XC70110,000
Front control arm bushings worn out
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