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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

Average Mileage: 115,456 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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  • 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, , 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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  • 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, , 89,000 mi

    Had this fixed twice still a problem. The strut mounts went bad twice. The car don't ride the same.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    replaced upper strut mounts

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    Working on my 3rd set of front struts. Mounts keep breaking. I've owned the car for about 6 years and did not have this problem until I had to change the struts last June, as I said, I'm about to take it in again for the 3rd set.

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