Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S60 Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps
Volvo S60 Problem
Average Mileage: 110,386 mi (48,000 mi - 212,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S60, 75,000 mi
Had to replace struts, mounts and spring seat.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 90,000 mi
Front passenger side noise with bumps while driving. Bumps do not have to be significant to cause the noise to occur; things like driveway seams and less will cause it.
Visitor, 2007 Volvo S60, 48,000 mi
strut, mount, bushing- all need replacing... bought car new. This appears to be a common issue with volvos. There should be a recall for this problem.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S60, 103,000 mi
noisy / Squeaky on bumps
Visitor, 2008 Volvo S60, 106,000 mi
the noise initially started as a squeaking noise and as the car warmed up it would go away. Now the noise has increased and the car shakes as you increase your speed...
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S60, 126,000 mi
loud thumping sound when going over bumps. have to come to almost a complete stop at railroad tracks. replaced struts and mount bushings at 105000 miles.now the mounts have broken loose and need to be replaced again. put 2 sets of A frames on car also. front end of vehicle sucks big time. I will never buy another Volvo.
both front spring seats had to be repaired. used the dealer for a painful $480, then had to get an alignment done afterwards at $150.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 195,000 mi
As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S60, 160,000 mi
My strut mounts have been replaced 3times. The second time they busted and went thru the hood. I now have a custom ventilating hole the size of a nickel over the strut. As another lister stated, best looking lemon I've ever owned!
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S60, 140,000 mi
Both Upper strut mounts failed causing shock strut to contact engine hood causing two small dents over each strut. Loud knocking noise heard from right front tire area when going over bumps.
Replaced both upper strut mounts with Volvo OEM parts, hopefully Volvo upgraded the design and engineering of said parts to last longer !!!