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: 105,333 (22,000–190,000)
9 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
26 people reported this problem
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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!
2005 Volvo XC70 72,000 mi,
"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!
2008 Volvo XC70 120,000 mi,
Both front control arm bushings and both rear trailing arm bushings have failed on our 2008 Volvo XC70
2003 Volvo XC70 136,000 mi,
Will be taking my car in June for inspection, diagnostics, and repair. What is described here sounds exactly like my Volvo.
High frequency front end vibration above 60mph transmitted to steering wheel. Dealer said they couldn't get the car aligned properly due to inability to balance the tires properly so they blamed the OEM Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires & warrantied them through Pirelli after much back & forth bickering b/t Dealer/Volvo rep/ & Pirelli. We eventually got 4 brand new tires under warranty but it only attenuated the issue, it didn't resolve it. I am now wondering if the control arm bushings are the culprit after reading the above posts.
2005 Volvo XC70 62,000 mi,
2005 with low miles drifted to the right. Dealer recommended new control arm bushings and torque mount. Total cost over $1600.
2004 Volvo XC70 97,000 mi,
knocking/squeeling when turning
2004 Volvo XC70 121,000 mi,
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 XC70 137,000 mi,
Replaced bushings
2003 Volvo XC70 130,000 mi,
Loud clunk noises when going over bumps and uneven tire wear. Replaced control arm bushings.
2004 Volvo XC70 110,000 mi,
Front control arm bushings worn out