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

Volvo S60 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 108,787 mi (48,000 mi - 212,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Had to replace struts, mounts and spring seat.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 48,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    noisy / Squeaky on bumps

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  • Visitor, , 126,000 mi

    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.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 195,000 mi

    As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.

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  • Visitor, , 115,125 mi

    Both front mounts bad causing sound like bad engine mount, after replacing all engine mounts still had issue. That's what it was

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    I replaced my shock absorbers because it was time. After doing so, I noticed that my ride was more "rigid" than what I had grown accustomed to. Not long after that, maybe 3 or 4 months, I noticed a loud "creaking" or "squeaking" sound coming from the left front quarter of my car when I traverse my driveway apron. The problems seems to lessen over time, as though it gets better as the car "warms up." On the other hand, it might just be that I'm traveling over smoother terrain.

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  • Visitor,

    I have had to replace the strut mounts 3 times within one year.

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