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

Volvo S80 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 114,085 mi (45,000 mi - 191,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    front strut rod come out of the mount

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    Rt side on the front noise like two metal plates are loose and rubbing one against another. I hear the noise going over bumps.

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  • Waustin2, , 50,000 mi

    I have gone through about 4 pairs of front struts, I have 244,000 miles on my 2000 S80.

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  • Visitor,

    exact same

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  • Visitor, , 85,609 mi

    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

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  • Rayden, , 64,125 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Mechanic said front struts are leaking and est.$2k to fix

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  • houghjc, , 150,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    noise in the left and right strut area , replace both struts,and bears. Volvo S80 is not good car.

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