Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings on Volvo S80

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.


Problem Data
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Average mileage: 113,634 (24,000–224,000)
11 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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My car makes a lod clunk when the weight is shifted to one side especially entering a driveway. I had the front struts and strut mounts replaced. The shop also check and tightened all the suspension parts. the front end was quiet for one day and the clunk returned while going into a driveway. The noise is not heard when driving straight only when the car's weight is shifted to one side. I'll have the control bushings checked.
my control arms started wearing out at 50k the car is no longer under warranty, volvo says too bad. should be somethingean do.
Happened around the 65K mark. Started hearing the metal on metal clank when encoutering bumps. Had to have both sides replaced. Volvo shop said this was "normal"...well, not in my book.
Vibration, thumping, felt through the steering wheel just during acceleration. It stops when you decelerate.
Intermittent squeaking coming from driver side rear of the car. Was diagnosed that the left rear control arm/bushing needed to be replaced.
Premature is subjective, but control arms needed replacing at 98,000 miles. About $800. Can't recall the symptoms.
There is a loud noise when turning to right or when weight is shifted in the car. This issue appears to be and ongoing issue with most Volvo 280 models .