Knocking Noise From The Front Suspension Going Over Bumps on Volvo C70

Knocking noises going over bumps can be caused by worn sway bar end links. These end links have small ball joints that become loose and rattle. Replacement is the only fix.

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Average mileage: 60,418 (12,500–135,000)
11 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
29 people reported this problem
12 people shared problem details
1999 Volvo C70100,000
When I go over bumps or turn hard right the knocking noise starts. I haven't had it fixed yet.
2009 Volvo C7020,000
Hear a rattling sound in the front right side when going over bumps.
2002 Volvo C70100,000
the struts are sound but that knocking sound prevails like something is loose.
When going over bumps, my car makes this "chinking" sound (like shaking a bag of coins). The dealer first couldn't hear the problem, told them to roll down the window! They found a broker link in the sway bar and replaced that. Still didn't fix the noise. They just replaced both front stuts. Much better, but still making the noise; dealership is trying to duplicate.
While watching my daughter drive away down I lane...I could hear that terrible clanking noise. I initally thought "CV Joints/Boots". Dealer determined sway bar links failed inspection. Replaced both front sway bar links. Cost of one sway bar = $82.62, Labor to instal at Volvo Dealer = $94.95. Total Cost to replace = $260.19.
2009 Volvo C7033,000
Thought I was the only one with this problem, good to know Volvo is aware of it--getting it serviced ASAP.
2012 Volvo C7015,000
Still in the mode where I take it to the dealer every few months so they can NOT fix the problem
2011 Volvo C7012,500
Knocking and shifting in fromt end at different times. Volvo replacing...stated they are aware of problem.
2004 Volvo C7025,000
hasnt been fixed,yet
2011 Volvo C7018,875
front right strut making a rattling noise. Had to replace them.
2010 Volvo C7017,000
Volvo said I needed to lube front struts!! Cost $38, Still under warranty but out of 1 year adjustment warranty Ha!
2009 Volvo C7027,000
Waiting for the dealer to admit that the vehicle has a problm and repair same
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