Rumbling Noise From Front of Vehicle While Driving on Volvo S60

One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

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Average mileage: 124,454 (50,000–210,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
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2005 Volvo S60 50,000 mi,
Humming whirling noise from front wheels. Replaced both front wheel bearings @ 50k miles
2002 Volvo S60 93,000 mi,
Wheel bearing failure in front -- had to replace
2002 Volvo S60 210,000 mi,
noticed excessive road noise. had mechanic inspect & found left front & left rear berrings bad. replaced all four with non-volvo berrings. I don't trust the original equipment.
2004 Volvo S60 115,000 mi,
Rumbling front driver side wheel bearings
2001 Volvo S60 198,000 mi,
Rumbling noise while driving coming from front right side
2002 Volvo S60 102,000 mi,
Felt like the wheel was out of balance. Only got bad at mid range speeds during acceleration. Replaced the wheel hubs and the problem persisted until I replaced the CV Axles also. I think it was an out of balance or bent passenger side axle.
2001 Volvo S60 133,000 mi,
I took my car into to Volvo several times complaining of this rumbling sound and they got tired of my complaining and made up what the problem was "the bushings", I paid for this and I still have the rumbling sound. So yes they lied and took my money once again.
sometimes when breaking, I get a knocking noise