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.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo XC70 Front Control Arm Bushings May Wear Out
Volvo XC70 Problem
Average Mileage: 94,888 mi (22,000 mi - 137,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC70, 70,000 mi
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!
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!
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC70, 137,000 mi
Visitor, 2003 Volvo XC70, 130,000 mi
Loud clunk noises when going over bumps and uneven tire wear. Replaced control arm bushings.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC70, 110,000 mi
Front control arm bushings worn out
Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC70, 72,000 mi
"clanking" when turning.