I went to dealership about 2 months ago due to bad vibration/noise in front end in my V50 (2.4i sport, 28K). First noticed in January but got worse. Mechanic came with me for a ride and right away said it was "bad bearings/wheel hub".<br>He told me that bad bearings were a frequent problem on XC90's but never had a V50 with this problem. Turns out my dealership has replaced only two wheel hubs on a V50 ever - both on mine!<p>Couple of things: 1. Volvo obviously has a flaw with bearings and/or assembly process based on other postings - I thought Volvo cared about safety...?<p>2. Now about 2000km later, I have front end vibrations again - not the same problem. Seems like something is out of balance, wobling slightly in the front end (not a tire, its at all speeds) and generates noice above and beyond "wind noise". Its a not huge noise/vibration but is noticeable to me.<p>Could bad bearings cause other unseen problems?<p>Anyone have any ideas?