Volvo S60 Problems

Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps on Volvo S60

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Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

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Volvo S60 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 109,083 (35,000–212,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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the noise initially started as a squeaking noise and as the car warmed up it would go away. Now the noise has increased and the car shakes as you increase your speed...
Front passenger side noise with bumps while driving. Bumps do not have to be significant to cause the noise to occur; things like driveway seams and less will cause it.
strut, mount, bushing- all need replacing... bought car new. This appears to be a common issue with volvos. There should be a recall for this problem.
Crunching sound whenever the car goes over a slight bump, even small seams on the road. Has progressively gotten louder and more frequent.
As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.
loud thumping sound when going over bumps. have to come to almost a complete stop at railroad tracks. replaced struts and mount bushings at 105000 the mounts have broken loose and need to be replaced again. put 2 sets of A frames on car also. front end of vehicle sucks big time. I will never buy another Volvo.
both front spring seats had to be repaired. used the dealer for a painful $480, then had to get an alignment done afterwards at $150.
Many times, when hot out, when you turn the steering wheel, it would make an awful squeak/creaking noise!
My strut mounts have been replaced 3times. The second time they busted and went thru the hood. I now have a custom ventilating hole the size of a nickel over the strut. As another lister stated, best looking lemon I've ever owned!
Made terrible noises over bumps. Had to have struts replaced. 30,000 miles later, I think they need to be replaced again.
strut mount replaced in August 2014- now has to be replaced again.
S60. now 107,000 miles
Had to replace struts and mounts. Car would make a lot of noise when going over bumps and would vibrate while driving at high speeds. Dished out 3K to get it fixed.