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.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S60 Rumbling Noise From Front Wheels
Volvo S60 Problem
Average Mileage: 122,500 mi (50,000 mi - 210,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 93,000 mi
Wheel bearing failure in front -- had to replace
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S60, 198,000 mi
Rumbling noise while driving coming from front right side
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo S60, 115,000 mi
Rumbling front driver side wheel bearings
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S60, 50,000 mi
Humming whirling noise from front wheels. Replaced both front wheel bearings @ 50k miles
sometimes when breaking, I get a knocking noise