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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
47 people reported this problem
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knocking noise, sound like tire rub on bumpy or dipping roads not fixed yet what could it be?
Knocking noise all the time
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.
Links go out in front, have them replaced then rear ones go out
found when got new tires on the car
Needed to replace rear sway bar
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!!!
Pass side make a clicking noise
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).
After giving the car an oil change, noticed that the end link was completely broke off from the bushing on the bottom.
The transmission has problems, the power seats have problems, sway bar links, throttle body, software problems. The list goes on.i love Volvo, but this one is a POS. Anyone who bought one of these should get reimbursed, compensated, something.! Unbelievable the issues with this car!
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.
Drs rear sway linkage lil loose
replaced end links
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.
creaking noises when hitting bumps or when it cold
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