Attention to detail and world-class engineering make the Volvo S80 one of the most reliable imports available on the market today. These midsize luxury sedans are spacious and safe, and appealing to a variety of consumers. Reliability and longevity are synonymous with the Volvo brand and the Volvo S80 lives up to its name. Though these vehicles are normally mechanically reliable, some 2nd generation Volvo S80 owners encounter mechanical issues with their automobiles.
A frequent complaint for some 2nd generation Volvo S80 drivers is squeaking or rumbling coming from the rear suspension while going over bumpy roads. It may be accompanied by excessive up and down movement in the rear. This squeaking often manifests itself suddenly and can be worse in cold weather. This usually does not affect the steering of the vehicle, but can be unnerving or downright annoying for the driver.
Typically, the primary cause of squeaking noises coming from the suspension may indicate worn shocks. However, if you know your shocks are new this could be a symptom of another problem – worn bushings in the rear suspension of the car. As it is not easy to locate and examine the bushings, we recommend taking your vehicle to a professional to have them checked.
The friendly staff of mechanics at your local Volvo repair garage can evaluate your 2nd generation Volvo S80 and determine if worn bushings are the cause of squeaking in the suspension. They will be happy to advise you of the quickest, most economical repairs for your Volvo S80, so you can be assured that you are getting the best repairs for your money.
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