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Volvo XC70 Front Control Arm Bushings May Wear Out

Volvo XC70 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 101,846 mi (22,000 mi - 190,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 70,000 mi

    CLunking noise in front suspension when hitting bumps. Why do Volvos wear out so quickly? No problems with any Toyota I've had with twice as many miles!

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  •  Rookie

    I live in a mountain community, I noticed on the drive down the mountain that every time I hit the slightest little bump in the road the car would jump all over the road. Very scary felt as though the car had a mind of it's own! I drove on slow surface streets straight to the Volvo dealer, by the time I reached them the right front arm bolt was almost completely off! I could of gone off a cliff and nobody would have known why!! Scary day for me!

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  • , , 72,000 mi

    "clanking" when turning.

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  • , , 62,000 mi

    2005 with low miles drifted to the right. Dealer recommended new control arm bushings and torque mount. Total cost over $1600.

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  • , , 97,000 mi

    knocking/squeeling when turning

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  • , , 121,000 mi

    I bought a used car in 2014. I took it to the Volvo Dealer and they did a full car inspection. They told me that the bearings of the control arms are wearing down and need a replacement. They said $2000 for them to do it. I still have not done it yet, but I hear no noise yet. Their level or urgent was "it should be replaced soon"

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  • , , 190,000 mi

    I have been experiencing a lot of clunking especially when going over bumpy roads. Mechanic verified right sway bar loose.

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  • , , 137,000 mi

    Replaced bushings

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  • , , 130,000 mi

    Loud clunk noises when going over bumps and uneven tire wear. Replaced control arm bushings.

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  • , , 110,000 mi

    Front control arm bushings worn out

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