Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo V70 XC Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps
Volvo V70 XC Problem
Average Mileage: 139,538 mi (48,000 mi - 224,000 mi)
I have the same problem. Its a fairly easy fix. Im happy to explain for the DIY people.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, 109,000 mi
both front upper strut mounts need to be repaired. making a lot of noise.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 186,000 mi
Same thing. I have knocking noises at low speeds from front end.
Visitor, 2000 Volvo V70 XC, 115,000 mi
Had all new shocks and struts replaced, and noise coming from right front strut was still noticeable. Then had upper strut mounts replaced with new, and a year later, had new right front strut and mounting plate replaced again, among other new front end parts, and it still squeaks. Even had new rear coil springs replaced in rear because it sits so low it looks like it is hauling a load when in fact it is empty. Three years post purchase and it still squeaks. It will squeak even when pushing down on the right (passenger) front corner of the car. Very annoying, and disappointing considering it's a "Volvo", and despite meticulous care.
Hate to throw the baby out w/ the bath water, but will very likely never buy another Volvo.
Visitor, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, 130,000 mi
bad strut mounts changed them last year and they are already bad again .
Visitor, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, 127,000 mi
2001s 128,v70 XC front strut mount makes noise!! has 127,000 miles
Visitor, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, 177,000 mi
Had a clunking noise over bumps, was told I need new control arm bushings and struts front and rear. Had work done, $2400
Visitor, 2000 Volvo V70 XC, 224,000 mi
knocking noise front right side. Looking for cheapest repair. The sound is horrible!
Visitor, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 170,000 mi
Noise in front when going over bumps
Visitor, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, 70,000 mi
strut spring upper coils broke. Had to replace spring (both sides)