Knocking Noise Over Bumps Due to Worn Sway Bar Links on Volvo S60

Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.

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Average mileage: 108,603 (13,400–300,000)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013
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2006 Volvo S60 96,000 mi,
knocking noise, sound like tire rub on bumpy or dipping roads not fixed yet what could it be?
2001 Volvo S60 300,000 mi,
Links go out in front, have them replaced then rear ones go out
2005 Volvo S60 70,000 mi,
At 110,000 km (70,000 miles), knocking/creaking driving on bumpy side street or rolling over parking lot speed bump. Not so noticeable at higher speeds but really annoying at slow speeds. Replaced left from sway bar as one end link was very loose & sloppy.
Knocking noise all the time
2001 Volvo S60 128,000 mi,
found when got new tires on the car
2003 Volvo S60 120,000 mi,
Needed to replace rear sway bar
2001 Volvo S60 144,000 mi,
I inherited this car and it has gotten regular maintenance. It seems that I have inherited two common problems 1) The Mass Airflow Sensor is bad causing rough cold starts and part throttle stumbles. 2) The rear sway bar has lost it's bushings and now a whole new part (they don't just sell the bushings according to my service tech) at about $130-$150 has to be puchased and installed $80 for labor. Why can't they engineer cars to be more "fixable" had the bushings been available I could have saved over $100!!!
2002 Volvo S60 74,000 mi,
Pass side make a clicking noise
2006 Volvo S60 89,000 mi,
Since about 40000 miles I've complained about this front end knock going on rough roads. At 82000 miles the same dealer replaced the parts (now when it is out of warrenty).
2003 Volvo S60 106,000 mi,
After giving the car an oil change, noticed that the end link was completely broke off from the bushing on the bottom.
2004 Volvo S60 92,000 mi,
There is a clanking/knocking sound when traveling over small bumps. I took it to our local mechanic and he verified it to be a problem with premature deterioration of the sway bar.
2002 Volvo S60 122,500 mi,
Drs rear sway linkage lil loose
2001 Volvo S60 165,000 mi,
replaced end links
2013 Volvo S60 23,000 mi,
I hear a knocking of a seat belt nose when going over bumps the nose is on the drivers side going to the back under the car wheel I think.
2009 Volvo S60 13,400 mi,
creaking noises when hitting bumps or when it cold
2002 Volvo S60 135,000 mi,
I had both go out on me, on top of that a front right bend axle do to a pot hole.
Vehicle totaled due to broken rear pass sway bar. Fish-tailed on a busy highway. DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE IF YOU THINK YOUR SWAY BAR IS BROKEN!!! Handling on ANY road surface is seriously affected, causing drift, accessive lean, and rear wobble or fish-tail. No noises or warning from the vehicle. Had only recently noticed a "sluggish" feeling in the wheel. Again PARK this car if you even think your sway bar is worn.
pass side broke off