Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S60 Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps
Volvo S60 Problem
Average Mileage: 108,787 mi (48,000 mi - 212,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S60, 75,000 mi
Had to replace struts, mounts and spring seat.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 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.
Visitor, 2007 Volvo S60, 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.
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S60, 103,000 mi
noisy / Squeaky on bumps
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S60, 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 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.
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.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 195,000 mi
As mentioned by others, significant noise from the passenger side front when going over the slightest bump.
Visitor, 2006 Volvo S60, 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
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Volvo S60
I have had to replace the strut mounts 3 times within one year.