Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps on Volvo V70 XC

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: 149,545 (48,000–224,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
30 people reported this problem
17 people shared problem details
I have the same problem. Its a fairly easy fix. Im happy to explain for the DIY people.
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2001 Volvo V70 XC207,000
I do hear a rattling and or clanking noise on my right front wheel on most bumps. I have not had it looked at yet, I just had the car since 11/23/13.
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2001 Volvo V70 XC115,000
Noise ,rattle in the front right wheel or under the front right door area on bumpy uneven roads ,no noise on highway .
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1998 Volvo V70 XC127,000
2001s 128,v70 XC front strut mount makes noise!! has 127,000 miles
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2002 Volvo V70 XC109,000
both front upper strut mounts need to be repaired. making a lot of noise.
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2001 Volvo V70 XC205,000
makes noise when hitting a bump on the front drivers side. Only know where it's coming from because my boyfriend made me sit in the car and went to each side and pushed down on the car until i recognized the noise. I hope this is an easy fix, i think i'm in love with this car.
1999 Volvo V70 XC148,000
noise going over bump replace rubber bushing, seem to fail with regularity.
2000 Volvo V70 XC156,000
The car squeaks loud going over a bump
right front 'knocking' when going over bumps. I need help with the correct way to fix this issue. Thanks
2001 Volvo V70 XC186,000
Same thing. I have knocking noises at low speeds from front end.
2000 Volvo V70 XC115,000
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.
1998 Volvo V70 XC130,000
bad strut mounts changed them last year and they are already bad again .
2002 Volvo V70 XC177,000
Had a clunking noise over bumps, was told I need new control arm bushings and struts front and rear. Had work done, $2400
2000 Volvo V70 XC224,000
knocking noise front right side. Looking for cheapest repair. The sound is horrible!
2001 Volvo V70 XC170,000
Noise in front when going over bumps
2002 Volvo V70 XC70,000
strut spring upper coils broke. Had to replace spring (both sides)
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