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Volvo S60 Suspension Problems

768 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo S60. 126 of these members (16.4%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 242 suspension repairs to Volvo S60s--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volvo S60 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Volvo S60 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1097 repairs.

Volvo S60 suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 191 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   Replace left front wheel bearing 
45000 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   Steering control arms replaced. Repair completed under warranty. 
38440 C $120 Worn suspension bearings. 
60140   Replace driver side ball joint 
64480   Replaced rear sway bar link arm, due to component failure. 
69440   Replaced passenger side rear shock. The original one had failed (loss of damping). 
81840   Replaced strut mounts, spring seats, and front control arms. 
88040   Replaced driver side front wheel bearing assembly 
103540   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   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   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   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   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   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 US $412 Bad wheel bearing 
78120   Defective wheel bearing 
93620   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 C $130 Replaced driver side inner tie rod end. 
102300   Power steering leak/groan. Problem is a slow leaking power steering pump that will be replaced at a later date. 
103540   Leaking power steering pump - replacement required. 
104160   Leaking driver side strut. 
105400   Bad outer tie rods 

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