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 S80 Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps
Volvo S80 Problem
Average Mileage: 116,645 mi (45,000 mi - 191,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S80, 125,000 mi
front strut rod come out of the mount
I have gone through about 4 pairs of front struts, I have 244,000 miles on my 2000 S80.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S80
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S80, 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
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S80, 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.
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.
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S80, 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.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S80, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Volvo S80, 110,000 mi
Noise and riggety-ness while drivening over bumps and uneven pavement.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S80, 133,000 mi
Front strut mount broken/cracked.