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

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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Average mileage: 108,358 (35,000–212,000)
8 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
95 people reported this problem
41 people shared problem details
2005 Volvo S6075,000
Had to replace struts, mounts and spring seat.
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2007 Volvo S6048,000
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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2008 Volvo S60106,000
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...
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2002 Volvo S6090,000
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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2005 Volvo S60126,000
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 miles.now 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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2001 Volvo S60103,000
noisy / Squeaky on bumps
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2001 Volvo S60160,000
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!
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2008 Volvo S6080,221
loud noise everytime hit and thats not a flat surface
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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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2002 Volvo S60195,000
As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.
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strut up front went throughhood is there a call back on this problems
2006 Volvo S6092,000
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.
2002 Volvo S6093,980
Upper Spring Seats had to be replaced because they had dry rotted over time.
2003 Volvo S60133,000
When I ride over bumps, it appears that the upper struts makes a loud noise.
2001 Volvo S60142,250
Broken top struts replaced with ipd spring sears and struts
2007 Volvo S6043,200
Upper part of struts replaced
2008 Volvo S60135,000
For the past 1,000 miles, been hearing noises come from the front right wheel. Turns out I need a new strut and sway bar link. Vehicle has never been in an accident.
2002 Volvo S60136,000
They make an awful noise as you hit bumps the handling is not what it should be. If every one with this problem reported it to the safety commission maybe a recall could be done to fix this issue. It seems like bs for the mounts to complete break to the point where it causes damage to the hood of the car.
2002 Volvo S60137,000
squeaking and clunking sound form struts
2004 Volvo S60105,000
Right strut mount failed. I had it replaced. Then I found an engine mount had failed, which caused knocking over bumps. Since both fixed, car feels and sounds much more "solid." Also had bushings put in to reduce movement of the engine over bumps.
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