Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps on Volvo S80

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: 117,516 (10,200–310,000)
10 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
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Rt side on the front noise like two metal plates are loose and rubbing one against another. I hear the noise going over bumps.
When I go over bumps there is a noise (squeak) that comes from the front end, mostly the drivers side. I have taken it to the dealer numerous times, and they grease the bearings or springs (I think that's what they called them)and that solves the problem for a short time. The issue has yet to be fixed and I'm at 105k.
front strut rod come out of the mount
Squeaking noise when going over some bumps started about 92-93k....What needs to be repaired /replaced?
I bought the car from an auction, so I don't know the details of it. I know that I have noise when i go over bumps and a rough ride now
my car smell like gas at time an my cranking messed up my bulb failure light keep coming on an my mount an struts just replaced mount.... tired of this car know its talking about o2 sensor for my gas ughh
I brought my 2000 s80 t6 recently for a nice price and loved it. It had 214,000 and not any major problems. First thing I did was get a oil change. Everything's good for like a week when my mechanic suggested changing my struts. Looked on line found the assembly units for a better price than any store in my area." Check online for parts urself first" Changed them an saw I needed to change my lower control arms "also brought online" sway bar and since he was in there an avoid being charged more to get it done after all this I changed both sides front axels. Very important let them know which model U have because as I found out after denying one back. There are 3models.reg awd auto stick. Living in Baltimore our streets are horrible. Had to replace right strut mount after only 4 month. Also had a few other problems as I see we all share. Replaced the radiator and reservoir and hoses. Now tryna deal with this air bag, bulb light position check and new shifting issues. Takes long to shift in my 2&3. High rpms. Hope its something minor. Any feed back is get
I have gone through about 4 pairs of front struts, I have 244,000 miles on my 2000 S80.
Just recently took my car to the Volvo dealer because my wife said it was sounding and driving funny. THey said the upper mounts, abd ball joints needed to be replaces.
klunk klunk klunk!!
Loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps and you can see metal and rubber dust in the each side on top.
Rt frt strut mount has actually separated and makes a terrible noise. Before total separation it was noisy but I could not figure out why. Now I know.
I have had what i call a severe thumping, almost breaking sound mostly at the right front at the wheel. This has been going on quite some time. It sounds like something is ready to bust. I took a recall letter to lehmans a volvo dealer, he told me they would not fix it cause it had over 150,000 miles. that was without him looking. the fact of the matter was, the car did not even have 100,000 miles on it let alone 150,000. I have not much faith in volvo's recalls.
Had the same issue 6 years ago
Mechanic said front struts are leaking and est.$2k to fix
Mechanic advised struts needed replaced as well as one of the mounts was broken, therefore causing the noise I have been hearing. ....gave me an estimate of $800 to repair/replace
Noise and riggety-ness while drivening over bumps and uneven pavement.
i puled my left tier off a seen that the black ruber pice came down on the top of it was a boot looking thing and the right side also. side this car is makeing noice and was just inspected
Pass. Side "clunking" noise when you hit a dip in the road.