Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps on Volvo S60

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 109,083 (35,000–212,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
112 people reported this problem
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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...
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.
Had to replace struts, mounts and spring seat.
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.
As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.
Crunching sound whenever the car goes over a slight bump, even small seams on the road. Has progressively gotten louder and more frequent.
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.
noisy / Squeaky on bumps
Many times, when hot out, when you turn the steering wheel, it would make an awful squeak/creaking noise!
Broken top struts replaced with ipd spring sears and struts
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!
loud noise everytime hit and thats not a flat surface
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.
I have to go very slowly over low bumps.It causes loud noises
Horrible suspension noise...struts etc. need replacing.
Made terrible noises over bumps. Had to have struts replaced. 30,000 miles later, I think they need to be replaced again.
Struts or shocks may need replacement..noisy going over bumps
strut mount replaced in August 2014- now has to be replaced again.
S60. now 107,000 miles
strut up front went throughhood is there a call back on this problems
Had to replace struts and mounts. Car would make a lot of noise when going over bumps and would vibrate while driving at high speeds. Dished out 3K to get it fixed.