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Volvo S60 repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (6%)

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Volvo S60 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 292 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

22200 mi Clunking sound from rear-drivers side, car would jerk to the left going over some bumps. Replaced 2 shocks on the rear-drivers wheel, under warrenty 

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2014 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

42000 mi Noticed a creaking sound on turns, had stabilizer bar bushings on suspension replaced under warranty. 
30300 mi

US $200
Steering sometimes locked up. Car constantly drifted to right. 
36000 mi Steering still sometimes locks up. Also dealer unable to adequately align vehicle. 
38900 mi

US $400
Dealer still unable to properly align vehicle. 
50000 mi

US $250
Dealer having trouble aligning vehicle 

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2013 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

59000 mi Power steering failed during trip. Car remained drivable; just needed more effort to steer. Shop added pump fluid, checked for leaks and error codes. 

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2012 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55180 mi

C $1600
Hit a huge pothole which caused major damage to both front and back suspension, but not the wheels or tires. Car in the shop because one part was backorder. 
63440 mi

C $100
Link had to be replaced 
53000 mi Suspension mount bushing, right front 
76000 mi Suspension bushing, left front. 
12000 mi Steering wheel makes creaking noise when turning left or right 
Creaking noise in steering wheel when turning left or right 
15000 mi Steering not 100% on center after prior repair 
93000 mi Car was diagnosed with needing new strut bearings, but I passed on the fix since it would cost the same as replacing struts (minus cost of struts) 

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2012 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

50000 mi front hub replaced 
60000 mi grinding noise from front of car. Dealer replaced left front wheel bearing 
29000 mi Leaking left rear shock absorber 

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2008 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20000 mi Thumping noise, right rear, when cresting a hill at ~40 mph (suspension unloads, then reloads). Dealer checked, heard the sound. Said they re-torqued suspension fasteners. This appears to have solved the problem. 

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2007 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

88000 mi

US $900
Both rear wheel bearings. 
27000 mi Steering stops replaced 
35000 mi Side hop issue. Was told that they would look into TNN and problem would be addressed when headrest was installed. 
67000 mi

US $1241
Suspension: Replaced broken front upper spring mounts/seats 
91000 mi The spring seats were worn out again, after about 30k miles. Also, the front 4c struts and front control arms needed to be replaced. 
15500 mi

US $700
Power steering line was incorrectly routed at factory and had minor kink as a result. Power steering line was re-routed according to manufacturer original specification - now un-kinked. 

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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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2007 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

122000 mi

US $450
replace driver side front hub & bearing replace struts 
103000 mi

US $2400
Front end was making a clunking sound over bumps. Had to replace front struts, spring seats, control arm bushings and replaced rear shocks as well. 
81000 mi Front strut bushings worn/noisy; replaced. 
107000 mi

US $450
Strut mount pads. Last about 40,000 miles.  
113300 mi

US $175
Lower control arm bushing worn out. Decided to replace both sides so cost was more. Fantastic car! 
119100 mi

US $900
Wheel bearing. Normal wear and tear at 118,000 Not gonna list all. Replaced rear brakes and shocks, front struts. 
177000 mi

US $450
Lower front control arms had cracked bushings (replaced control arms). Ball joints replaced as preventative. Inner and Outer tie-rods and sway bar end links replaced as preventative. 
68000 mi

US $1063
Had a terrible rattle/squeak that we had checked at our 60k checkup. Was told that it was the front struts and the noise will gradually get worse but is not dangerous. Will need to bring it back another time. 
68000 mi

US $1050
Front struts were replaced. 
105000 mi

US $700
Replace power steering hose 

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2007 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

57400 mi

US $100
spring seats had to be replaced. they were splitting. 
77000 mi

US $180
tie rod needed to be replaced 
81000 mi

US $1200
shock absorbers 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21300 mi

US $1400
Same wheel needed new bearing. 
48000 mi replaced both front struts, both front spring seats, both front swaybar endlinks, and finally, the front swaybar swaybar and mounts (which was the culprit) 
45880 mi Steering stops noisy - lubed to fix. 
66440 mi Front wheel bearings replaced Struts and shocks defective/worn out. 
66960 mi

C $225
Front 4C struts replaced under extended warranty and related spring seats (this part paid by owner). 
70680 mi

C $100
Steering knuckle was failing 
74400 mi

C $100
Front driveshafts were bad due to torn boots causing leak and contamination. 
85560 mi Rear shocks need to be replaced 
88040 mi

C $850
Replace rear shocks 
94240 mi

C $500
Bad front strut 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

112300 mi

US $570
Front Left/Right Control Arm Bushings (F/R) 
142000 mi

US $600
Replaced front/rear shocks/struts (one was leaking), strut tops, front wheel bearings 
27000 mi Noticed what felt like a broken spring seat. Took it in to the dealer, they replaced both of them in the front. The whole thing was covered under warranty. 
30600 mi - squeak/creak in suspension - distorted sound from front passenger door speakers at ANY volume - wind noise from corner of drivers door, seal isn't flush on door compared to passenger side 
35000 mi Outer tie rod end was loose and replaced. Door seals falling off and were replaced. Various interior rattles fixed. 
38500 mi Wheel bearings noisy and needed to be replaced AWD system failed and needed to be replaced Axles are clicking and were glued Cost was zero as it was covered by warranty 
68000 mi

US $200
Outer tie rod was loose 
92000 mi Suspension was getting noisy and crashing somewhat over bumps. Various suspension parts replaced (bushings, mounts, etc). 
50000 mi Right front strut replaced. 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 257hp 2.4L I5 6-speed manual FWD

81500 mi

US $1270
Right front spring seat broken Excessive play in right front link rod 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 257hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

43000 mi

US $360
loose steering wheel 
44000 mi

US $225
Loose steering wheel. 
55000 mi

US $500
Steering wheel had movement forward and back of about 3/8 to 1/2 inch. Not sure how they fixed, but told me it was a pain. 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

56300 mi

C $500
Front end Connecting rod replacement. 
43400 mi

C $800
Replace front brake pads and shocks 
52700 mi

C $40
Power Steering fluid leak. Hose and clamp replaced. 
54560 mi

C $980
Steering lock up due to failed seal in steering rack. Replaced with used rack unit (50% of price of new factory part). Had to wait 3 days to source part. 
59520 mi Rear wheel bearing replacement (left) 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi

US $275
Worn bushing on sway bar link creaking & clunking on bumps. Replaced link, rotated tires and performed alignment as periodic maintenance.  
111000 mi

US $75
Replace worn sway bar link. 
139000 mi

US $400
Replaced lower control arms, and struts. The struts were basically preventative. The lower arms were functional but compromised and were showing signs of torn rubber in the bushings. Replaced brake pads while working there. $290. 
127000 mi

US $300
Worn Sway bar links. Replaced sway bar links 
105700 mi

US $2725
Suspension making noise while driving. Shop found right front strut leaking, spring seats are broken, and control arm bushings are cracking. Removed and replaced struts, spring seats, and control arm bushings ($1663.86 including labor). Alignment ($94.95) Replaced timing belt kit and axuliary belt ($739.96 including labor). Also replaced a few bulbs. 
109500 mi

US $80
Clunks in front end of car with small bumps, especially at low speeds. diagnosed as front sway bar ends, replaced sway bar ends only, resolved completely. S60 known for this problem. 
185000 mi

US $164
Had tie rods replace 
87000 mi

US $200
Bushings and A-arms replaced. 
127500 mi

US $935
Strut plate replacement 
27900 mi

US $2700
complete suspension rebuild. struts, shocks and bushings. Previous owner must have been a salesperson for a book company and always driving on cobblestone roads. This makes the car like new!!! 
171300 mi

US $1100
Car needed struts 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

120000 mi

US $1170
Upper strut mount passenger side 
103000 mi

US $500
A bad ball bearing was creating noise. A clip holding a brake pad had broken off.  
106000 mi

US $175
Bad ball bearing discovered and replaced when snow tires were changed. 
145000 mi

US $319
Tie-rod replaced. 
104000 mi

US $3800
Car was making a very noticeable clunking noise when driving over bumps and potholes. Dealer diagnosed faulty rear suspension control arms and stabilizer bar. After repairs the noise disappeared. 
100400 mi

US $300
I just don't remember and can't locate service record for this. There was so much noise generated by the car and it continued even after repairs were made. 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 177hp 2.0L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

93600 mi 1 strut have to be replaced 1 torsion bar needed some work, misfit from new. 
133920 mi

€300
left side seal of the powersteering cylinder was leaking oil 
154380 mi

€600
Gearcase flush, replacing steering strut, cleaning lenses of headlights. 
217620 mi

€600
Replaced fronts trust, steering arm,  

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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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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

87400 mi

US $2000
Front struts and springs.  
43000 mi

US $500
45k service + replaced power steering pump. 
58000 mi

US $75
Got a suspension "Re-Sum".  
79000 mi

US $300
Replaced both front control arms. Rubber bushings were shot. Also installed an O2 spacer in the rear-most O2 sensor of CAT due to a CEL check engine light (ECM400C). Car feels like new wrt the new control arms installed. O2 spacer worked. 
83000 mi

US $900
Drivers front strut (4C) broke. Replaced strut and due to mileage, replaced matching passenger front strut simultaneously. Dealer fixed issue and also performed re-SUM calibration and 4-wheel alignment. 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

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

177000 mi Noticed uneven tire wear at front tires & rubbing when turning extreme left. Inspected & found worn bushings & leaking front pass strut. Awaiting new struts (constantly out of stock). Purchased new lower control arms (bushings pre-installed) as well as additional parts that might as well be replaced while I have it all apart. Will update with costs & time when complete. 
33000 mi Severe creaking noise in front suspension noticed at slow speeds not exceeding 20MPH. Problem was due to cracked front spring seats. 
33000 mi Continual squeaking noise from front suspension ,which I had a set of new spring sets installed previously that were supposed to get rid of the noise but didn't. 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 257hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $2200
control arm bushings, other maintenance 
134000 mi

US $2200
strut mounts 
101000 mi

US $800
Steering wheel loose. Removed air bag module to access nut for steering wheel and tightened. 
145800 mi

US $1135
replace lower control arm bushings R&R Broken strut mount 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

50000 mi Vibration reported in front end. Dealer replaced steering rack. 
46000 mi

US $411
Front left outer tire rod replaced.  
126000 mi

US $340
Lower control arm was bent causing poor alignment. 
133000 mi

US $240
Rubber bushings needed to be replaced 
61000 mi Power steering pump leaking, tightened connectors, will observe. 
92000 mi

US $280
Front Bushings Replaced 
109000 mi

US $800
Steering was very loose. They replaced the sway bar I think. Much better. 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

83000 mi

US $600
Replaced Shocks 
106000 mi

US $800
Wheel bearing and Control Arms Needed to be Replaced 
77700 mi

US $600
Spring seat and strut tower bearing replaced 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

66000 mi

US $770
Replaced front control arm bushings (warrantied 440.00) 
86300 mi Front suspension and steering components worn. They were replaced under warranty 
76000 mi Upper A arm links replaced. Although A arm bushings were damaged, they did not repair those, and I just discovered they ignored that part of my complaint. 
73780 mi

C $550
Front shocks and link kits 
29394 mi anti roll bar link - replace front 2 sides 
54000 mi Left front wheel bearing. Right front wheel bearing two days later. 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

94500 mi

US $200
Noise in front end - replaced front strut top end bushings, performed 4 wheel alignment. 
106700 mi

US $225
Noise in steering column 
108000 mi

US $100
Repaired noise in the steering column. Charged me only for the deductible on the warranty even though it was not covered since they had tried unsuccessfully to fix previously. 
110000 mi

US $250
Steering universal joint in the column was binding causing the wheel to not return to center position. 
147000 mi

US $700
Ball joints and tie rods needed replacement 

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2004 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

104000 mi

US $500
Needed to replace worn rubber joints in front suspension. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

49000 mi

US $150
Front suspension was making clunking noise. Had car checked and determined upper spring mounts and tie rod end links worn. Replaced both. Problem fixed. 
73000 mi

US $800
Replace worn driver's side ball joint, replace both front electronic struts and spring seats. 
119545 mi

US $160
Noisy bearing, replace both 
128000 mi

US $300
replace LF ball joint 
72000 mi

US $2500
front struts (complete), Tie rods, ball joints, Control arms, sway bars and end links all replaced. Plus complete tune up including timing belt and tension pulley. 
83000 mi

US $900
Replaced inner and outer tie rods, control arms, and lower ball joints.  
52700 mi

C $450
Both sides, rear wheel bearing replaced. 
99000 mi

US $2600
Power steering leak. Replaced high pressure return line to reservoir. 
106000 mi

US $200
LF Outer tie rod end failed. R&R tie rod end, 4 wheel alignment 
105700 mi

US $200
Replace left inner tie rod end, alignment 
112000 mi

US $600
replaced lower control arm drivers side front because rubber bushing wore out 
117300 mi

US $300
inner and outer tie rod ends with alignment right front wheel bearing very noisy 
122000 mi

US $1200
Replaced lower ball joint. 
130700 mi

US $600
Owner Replaced rear springs, struts, strut top mount and rear sway bar ends 
134000 mi

US $700
Front struts, springs and support bearing. RF lower control arm. Had inferior aftermarket arm install about 30k MILES ago. 
50000 mi

US $250
cracked factory 18"x8" wheel due to harsh suspension. not due to pothole or large impact. 
65000 mi

US $200
(18"x8") factory wheel cracked due to overly stiff suspension. not due to pothole or specific large impact 
70000 mi

US $2400
Replaced both left and right rear wheel bearings after complete failure of both. 
80000 mi

US $350
Front sway bar failed and had to be replaced. 
140000 mi

US $700
front strut passenger side 
16000 mi Rear bushings replaced 
43000 mi Left front wheel bearing bad. 
44000 mi

US $185
Volvo engineered the wheel bearing into the hubs. Entire hub had to be replaced.  Left front wheel bearing replaced. Paid over warranty cost to have locak indie repair person fix. 
39000 mi

US $4400
front struts broken 
39000 mi

US $250
Apparently from last repair one bolt from the strut mount was not replaced and therefore strut broke. Had to be replaced. 
137500 mi

US $200
worn right front tie rod 
176800 mi

US $2000
Blown front strut, worn tie rod, 150k maintenance 
73000 mi

US $520
On passenger front side of inner portion of subframe; there are 3 lines that run along it, 2 are related to power steering and are aluminum. One line popped out of bracket and was rubbing along transmission creating a whole in the line. 
112000 mi

US $370
Replaced front control arm bushings ($117.56 for parts, $150 labor for both repairs) 

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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. 
91000 mi

US $100
RF Wheel Hub Assembly and Bearing Replaced 
104000 mi

US $60
Replace Front and Rear End Links that were worn and loud. 
72000 mi

US $86
broken power steering hose clamp caused loss of fluid 
76000 mi

US $600
Power steering leak went beyond hose clamp, stemming from cracked housing or seal. Pump replaced. 
106400 mi

US $210
loose steering - replaced tie rod end 
110540 mi

C $700
right rear wheel bearing 
153860 mi lower control arm rubbers wore out, causing tires to cup 
207700 mi

C $1200
replaced sway bar due to worn link bearing 
226300 mi

C $5600
The strut upper support bearing also failed on the RHS so I did both. A tie rod was worn as well. We are getting ready for a 18,000 km north American road trip. 
145000 mi

US $1200
Struts, they were shot. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

67000 mi The struts were leaking and the spring seats were destroyed. 
137000 mi

US $300
Mechanic noticed front stabilizer failing. Repaired. Operating normally. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

107960 mi

C $300
Control links replaced. 
197200 mi

US $2092
Replace right lower control arm 
121520 mi

C $1000
Both front wheel barings left control arm and it still rides horribly. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

115000 mi

US $650
Replaced suspension part, forgot what it is called 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

106000 mi

US $1600
Front of car sounded like it was scrapping the ground. Control arm bushings were worn and needed replacing. Included realignment of car. 
57000 mi

US $800
Replaced struts and shocks and strut bushings. 
100000 mi

US $1800
Lower control arm bushings worn out. New lower control arms installed.  Two new lower control arms.  
131000 mi

US $1300
Front strut blown out on rough roads. Strut and other assorted suspension pieces replaced.  
156000 mi

US $200
Bushing was worn in the front endlink, apparently a known Volvo problem. Endlink was under 1 year warranty from the shop, so I only paid for the bushings and the labor, the shop picked up the link cost. 
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. Worn suspension bearings. 
60140 mi

C $250
Replace driver side ball joint Replace driver side ball joint 
64480 mi

C $172
Replaced rear sway bar link arm, due to component failure. 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). 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. 
201000 mi

US $460
Driver's side inner and outer tie rods 
209100 mi

US $1200
Leaking steering pump 
221000 mi

US $850
New shock mounts 
109000 mi

US $710
A power steering hose had a leak and the power steering fluid reservoir had to be replaced as it had gotten damaged in some way. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

97960 mi

C $300
replace tie rod due to leakage 
111600 mi

C $230
replace both front lateral links 
112220 mi

C $250
Replace stabilizer bar parts. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 177hp 2.0L I5 5-speed manual FWD

102340 mi Replace spring seats. REPLACED THE SEATS ON SHOCK ABSOBERS AND THE PLATES. 
119040 mi

R 29537
Shock Absorber top mount (left), Control arms (both) 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

89900 mi

$400
squeaks and noises from suspension 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

71000 mi Right front tie-rod bushings worn out, replaced and re-aligned. 
104000 mi

US $100
sway bar links, front, bushings worn out, replaced sway bar links. 
147000 mi

US $900
Power steering pump leaking, replaced Tie-rod worn, replaced 
155000 mi

US $1150
Leaking rear shock, both replaced 
62000 mi

US $189
Car made terrible noises when the steering wheel was turned at an extreme angle and the tire sounded as though it was rubbing when trying to turn an angle. The service shop inspected the car for noises and replaced a camber kit. 
65600 mi

US $450
all four sway bar links needed to be replaced. 
95000 mi

US $111
sway bar connecting link tie rod ends worn out. Had car in to dealer they missed this problem when they were inspecting car for noises coming from the front suspension.ended up repairing myself. 
98000 mi right side strut support needed to be replaced 
142000 mi

US $260
Replaced front struts/rear shocks 
96100 mi

C $550
Steering pump leaking, replaced with new part 
185500 mi

US $800
Replaced front struts, lower control arms, and rear shocks. 
208500 mi

US $400
Replaced front struts. 
132000 mi

US $900
New struts 
220000 mi

£100
rubber gaitor to be replaced 
66340 mi Replaced front left hub 
75640 mi

C $210
Replacement of right side front tie-rod end 

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2003 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

74000 mi Inspection done by Volvo Certified Mechanic found upper spring seats ($300), inner tie rods ($375) and lower control arm bushing ($450). Work paid for by new owner. 
82000 mi

US $70
Bad front strut 

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2003 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

115800 mi

US $300
Rear Hub assembly and bearing. Noise was getting loud and was worried about doing more damage. 
123000 mi

US $700
The front drive strut failed noise when driving over any bump.replaced struts,spring seats and everything that goes with the front driver and passenger side struts.Also the control arms and ball joints on both passenger and driver side. 

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2003 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

121000 mi

US $2000
Steering rack went out. The rest of the suspension was also very worn. 
191368 mi

US $722
Upper front end bearing mounts, Struts and Links. 
192300 mi

US $175
Had to replace the Monroe Struts with less than 1000 miles on them with another set. The 1st set of struts went bad. Free replacement parts but not free (Labor)installation. 
117000 mi

£350
Lower suspension arm broken on O/S/F 
148800 mi

C $320
Replaced both outer tie rod ends. Alignment Replaced front and rear sway bar links. 
170500 mi

C $80
Replaced right lower ball joint. 

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2003 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

159000 mi

US $450
sway bar end links front spring seat (strut mounts0 

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2003 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

191100 mi

US $2400
Sway bar bushing replaced. 
100000 mi

US $650
The 03 S60 went in for inspection and found that the power steering pump hose was leaking it was replaced.  
102000 mi

US $250
ball joints failed wheels tried to knuckle under car on a corner power steering pump and tensioner 

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2002 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

91000 mi

£50
rear swaybar link broken. replaced myself with new part. 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

108000 mi

US $150
Alignment, checked suspension and couldn't find source of noise Repaired and replace faulty tie-rod on front steering as well as refreshed the control arm bearing. 
125000 mi

US $700
Replaced strut pads, A-arms, left sway bar link, and steering rod. Performed front end alignment. 
149000 mi

US $787
replace lower A-arms, front, both sides 
153000 mi

US $680
Front struts worn out, and broken right front strut pad. 
167000 mi

US $1500
Replaced struts 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

118000 mi

US $1000
Replaced front control arms/bushings. Replaced rear shock mounts. Replaced all struts/shocks. 
125000 mi

US $700
Inner tie-rods replaced due to being loose.  
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. 
148000 mi Leaking Pwr steering pump and rack and pinion. Estimated repair cost $1,500. 
148000 mi Took vehicle to another repair shop. They tightened clamp, no power steering problem now. Filled the reservoir. No charge. Incredible. 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

107700 mi

US $1000
Replaced front struts and strut bushings 
116000 mi

US $500
Noise - a bit like a vacuum leak - mostly from drivers side. Steering column boot came loose. 
88000 mi

US $425
Rocker arm front and rear bushing on front suspension. 
101000 mi

US $130
Front end rattle when driving over rough surface. Outer tie rod and end links where replaced due to wear. 
51472 mi

US $333
upper engine strut replacement left rear door lock assembly internal malfunction,replaced lock 
79239 mi replaced worn RF sway bar link.covered under extended warranty 
72000 mi

US $300
Front wheel bearing hub replacement 
88000 mi

US $250
Replaced inner tie rod and rubber boot. 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

168640 mi

C $250
Noise in the right front suspension. Right front spring mount replaced. 
194680 mi

C $300
Left Front ball joint 
198840 mi

C $180
replaced front and rear sway bar links 
133000 mi

US $1700
Tie rod worn out, struts leaking. 
99000 mi Suspension worn out. 
134000 mi

US $800
Inner tie rods needed replaced. Caused need for new tires as well 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $1200
Suspension seats replaced 
80000 mi

US $1300
Power steering pump leaking and drain hose were leaking. Problem repaired with replacement parts. 
184000 mi

US $1100
Left and Right tie rod ends, lower control arms and upper spring seals were replaced. 
70000 mi

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

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

141000 mi

US $2300
Replaced front struts and upper spring seats. Rear struts and lower ball joints, swaybar links, control arms front lower. Wheel alignment 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

73500 mi

US $3600
various items, mainly the front wheel suspension and power steering mechanisms need repair.  
85560 mi

C $500
wheel bearings had to be changed along with oil and tires 
99700 mi

C $1000
Replace ball joint assembly 

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2002 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

185000 mi

US $550
Front End Links repaired (this has been a huge nuisance, needed every 45K or so.) $250. 
136000 mi

US $1985
Both front strut, upper and lower bushing/ball joints 
139000 mi

US $1010
Rear struts and bearing plates, plus 4 wheel alignment. 5 spark plugs - no problem....never replaced in 139K 
149300 mi

US $741
Replaced both front lower control arms. Replaced missing bolt in the rear control arm 
103000 mi

US $1600
Replaced right front inner steering arm. Steering arm had play. Replaced left front ball joint Left front control arm bushings were found to be worn out; replaced. 
110000 mi

US $400
Power steering pump made rattling noise. Pump was replaced with warrantied used pump. Replaced power steering fluid as well. 
127000 mi Car was bumping terribly, especially if a passenger was in car. Mechanic says it is the rim. I replaced it, but it is still not totally smooth. Am waiting for tires to see if that is the fix. 
246140 mi

C $350
Front spring mounts and sway bar links 
144000 mi

US $600
sway bar had to be replaced 
111000 mi

US $850
Right Fr. wheel bearing bad. 
124100 mi

US $5400
Next day I got 4 new tires and technician told me drivers side wheel was loose and wobbley, told me to go straight to shop and get it fixed. Ball joint broken. I had both front ones replaced. 

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2001 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $250
ball joints and lower control arms 

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2001 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

174659 mi

US $897
Lower Control Arm 
63860 mi

C $1100
Both upper and lower control arms and bushings were replaced. 

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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. 
129500 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 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

49000 mi

£60
Rumbling noise from front suspension on everything except a perfectly smooth road. Stabiliser arm on o/s/f replaced because of excess movement in top ball joint. 
88000 mi

US $50
lower ball joint replaced passenger side 
88200 mi

US $50
inner tie rods needed replacement [alignment shop noted they were slightly wearing before aligning].... removal harder than usual!!! 

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2001 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

171000 mi

US $1225
Car rode very rough. They replaced all 4 sway bar links as well as sway bar from volvo cause volvo said it was the only way to get the front sway bar bushings,they also replaced the inner tie rod, as well as 4 new tires and alignment and balance 
126000 mi

US $40
Left front control arm bushing. Right side had previously been replaced. Symptoms include car pulling side to side on unlevel road surface, pulling one way when braking, the other when accelerating, increased tire wear. Left front control arm bushing. Right side had previously been replaced. Symptoms include car pulling side to side on unlevel road surface, pulling one way when braking, the other when accelerating, increased tire wear. 
136000 mi

US $30
Replaced right inner tie rod end which had slight play. 
150000 mi

US $200
Finally found polyurethane control arm bushings, ordered from UK. Ride is finally how it should be. No more pull left right from grooved pavement or when shifting from acceleration to braking. 

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2001 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

115940 mi

C $140
Right rear shock absorber failing; replaced rear shocks with OEM equivalent parts. replaced front swaybar endlinks 
126480 mi

C $150
Right side outer tie-rod worn. Replaced inner and outer tie-rods. Alignment not yet performed. 
127080 mi

C $100
replaced ball joints 
156860 mi

C $40
replaced driver's side swaybar endlink. 
162440 mi

C $160
Three year old tie rods had low quality seals; wear was occurring; replaced with better quality parts before any risk of failure. 

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2001 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

93000 mi

US $350
Failed front spring seats. Spring seats and bearings were replaced. Known issue with this generation of Volvos. 
155900 mi

US $330
replaced control arm 
173000 mi

US $2500
control arm bushings 
89000 mi

US $345
Replaced right front strut and checked alignment. Strut was making a low-pitched clunking sound. 

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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. 
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 
127000 mi

US $412
Bad wheel bearing 

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2001 Volvo S60 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

100000 mi

US $125
rear link in suspension needed to be replaced. every time the card would go over a bump, noise was heard. 
16000 mi

US $189
Left Rear sway bar Drop link was badly worn and loose. Mechanic replaced the drop link. By the way, the Problem 1 for this trip DID NOT involve a re-flash. 

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