AWD - Right rear shock failure, poor - dangerous sway on highway

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Right rear shock failure, poor - dangerous sway on highway V70-XC70 2012

Hi All:

My beautiful 2012 Volvo XC70 Platinum was only driven on salt-free, paved Maryland roads since new, that is, until I purchased it and drove it north to salty Vermont, with its rough backroads that I find myself on everyday. The car drove beautifully on the 15 hours drive to VT from Knoxville, TN where it was purchased. In only 2 months time, I have developed a loud knock or pound when I hit a pothole with my right rear wheel, The car is now really bad on the pavement at 65 mph plus highway speeds, very unstable in quick turn situations. I am pretty sure this is due to the failure of my right rear shock. I just purchased 2 new OEM Volvo rear shocks from FCPEuro. Hoping this cures the problem.

Anyone else had a similar handling experience to mine? Any and all advice would be helpful.

Lastly, I am toying with putting on an IPD rear swaybar, Anyone done this on this P3 XC70 and is it worth it?

John Brabant 2012 XC70 T6 Platinum


New Right rear shock failure, poor - dangerous sway on highway [V70-XC70][2012]
posted by  John Brabant  on Mon Mar 11 15:18 CST 2019 >

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