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

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

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Average mileage: 109,332 (35,000–212,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
110 people reported this problem
50 people shared problem details
2005 Volvo S6075,000
Had to replace struts, mounts and spring seat.
2008 Volvo S60106,000
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...
2007 Volvo S6048,000
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.
2002 Volvo S6090,000
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.
2002 Volvo S60195,000
As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.
2003 Volvo S6085,000
The front passenger shock/strut moves up and down when pushing down on the car. It can easily be twisted back and forth by hand. Does the shock strut need replacing or does it have a a broken upper strut bearing shock absorber?
2008 Volvo S60115,000
Crunching sound whenever the car goes over a slight bump, even small seams on the road. Has progressively gotten louder and more frequent.
2005 Volvo S60126,000
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 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.
2001 Volvo S60103,000
noisy / Squeaky on bumps
2001 Volvo S60142,250
Broken top struts replaced with ipd spring sears and struts
2001 Volvo S60160,000
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!
2008 Volvo S6080,221
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.
2001 Volvo S60145,000
Horrible suspension noise...struts etc. need replacing.
2006 Volvo S6085,000
Made terrible noises over bumps. Had to have struts replaced. 30,000 miles later, I think they need to be replaced again.
left front loud bumping sound after new strut and strut mount everything is tight have not been able to find problem
2009 Volvo S6096,369
Struts or shocks may need replacement..noisy going over bumps
Many times, when hot out, when you turn the steering wheel, it would make an awful squeak/creaking noise!
I have to go very slowly over low bumps.It causes loud noises
2005 Volvo S6097,000
strut mount replaced in August 2014- now has to be replaced again. S60. now 107,000 miles
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