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: 64,407 (12,500–155,000)
11 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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1999 Volvo C70 100,000 mi,
When I go over bumps or turn hard right the knocking noise starts. I haven't had it fixed yet.
2009 Volvo C70 20,000 mi,
Hear a rattling sound in the front right side when going over bumps.
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.
2002 Volvo C70 100,000 mi,
the struts are sound but that knocking sound prevails like something is loose.
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 C70 33,000 mi,
Thought I was the only one with this problem, good to know Volvo is aware of it--getting it serviced ASAP.
2000 Volvo C70 155,000 mi,
A bumping sound under the front passenger side
2009 Volvo C70 40,000 mi,
I thought I was the only one! Was just told the front control arm bushing is torn and the control arms need to be replaced ... for $937. Looking for a second opinion.
2012 Volvo C70 15,000 mi,
Still in the mode where I take it to the dealer every few months so they can NOT fix the problem
2011 Volvo C70 12,500 mi,
Knocking and shifting in fromt end at different times. Volvo replacing...stated they are aware of problem.
2004 Volvo C70 25,000 mi,
hasnt been fixed,yet
2011 Volvo C70 18,875 mi,
front right strut making a rattling noise. Had to replace them.
2010 Volvo C70 17,000 mi,
Volvo said I needed to lube front struts!! Cost $38, Still under warranty but out of 1 year adjustment warranty Ha!
2009 Volvo C70 27,000 mi,
Waiting for the dealer to admit that the vehicle has a problm and repair same