Volvo S60 Suspension Problems

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Volvo S60 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

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Volvo S60 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 225 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

27000 mi Left front wheel bearing 
26000 mi Replace left front wheel bearing 
45000 mi

US $287
Left front ball joint. Both sides replaced under warranty 

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2005 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

61000 mi Bushings failed and the car was clunking severely, they were replaced 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

64000 mi Steering sensitivity was getting wonky. Boston Volvo said a steering part was broken and ordered it for future repair. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

2790 mi Replace front steering control arm bolts as per Volvo recall (Recall ID# 04V029000). Repair completed under warranty. 
29698 mi Steering control arms replaced. Repair completed under warranty. 
38440 mi

C $120
Worn suspension bearings. 
60140 mi

C $250
Replace driver side ball joint 
64480 mi

C $172
Replaced rear sway bar link arm, due to component failure. 
69440 mi

C $168
Replaced passenger side rear shock. The original one had failed (loss of damping). 
81840 mi

C $1800
Replaced strut mounts, spring seats, and front control arms. 
88040 mi

C $429
Replaced driver side front wheel bearing assembly 
103540 mi

C $87
Replaced sway bar end links. 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

89000 mi

US $200
Upper spring and strut seat replaced. 
101000 mi

US $1500
Old struts and shocks worn - replaced with Bilstein. Note - old struts wore quicker because car was lowered and they were original. Tie rods replaced. 
115000 mi

US $250
spring seats with only 10k failed - manufacturing issue - mechanic paid for 1/3rd (full price of parts) owned paid for labor. 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

70000 mi

US $450
1 front stabalizer bar and the 2 rear stabalizer bars needed replacing. 

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2001 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

113000 mi

US $1045
Car was rattling and squeaking over bumps, especially when cold. Replaced struts and mounts on both sides. Also power steering hose was leaking and was replaced (have had 4 hoses and several clamps over a couple of years - I suspect a poor design puts pr 
138000 mi Car pulls sharply right. Went for alignment 3 times, but computer shows not out of alignment. Seems to be steering or suspension. Going through tires fast. Shop had no solution. Got rotors turned to make sure no dragging, but didn't help. 
147300 mi

US $600
Replaced front control arm parts with used ones from the junkyard. Were replaced with new when car was younger, but they bent again. Went cheap this time. Ready to sell.  

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2001 Volvo S60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

116000 mi

US $755
Right Control Arm Bushing failed due to oil leaking from a $3 gasket above it. Right front strut going out, makes constant noise. 
130000 mi The rear shocks and front struts all needed replacing and the estimate was somewhere around $1300 at an independent shop. I declined the work and traded it in. 
127000 mi

US $412
Bad wheel bearing 
78120 mi Defective wheel bearing 
93620 mi Sway bar end links were bad and needed replacing (both sides). Driver side inner tie rod end defective. Parts purchased for install in June. 
96720 mi

C $130
Replaced driver side inner tie rod end. 
102300 mi Power steering leak/groan. Problem is a slow leaking power steering pump that will be replaced at a later date. 
103540 mi

C $100
Leaking power steering pump - replacement required. 
104160 mi Leaking driver side strut. 
105400 mi

C $200
Bad outer tie rods 

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Volvo S60 Suspension Problems

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