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Volvo 850 Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Volvo 850 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volvo 850 repairs by problem area

39% of the Volvo 850 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 12% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 258 repairs.

Volvo 850 suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Volvo 850 suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 22% between $100 and $499, 50% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 11% more than $2500.

Chart based on 18 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1996 Volvo 850 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 225000    
227000 650 Lower control arm and half shaft replacement. 
 
Volvo in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 219000    
735 Replaced left front bearing. 
248000  
Volvo in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 102000    
103000 40 Replaced struts, strut bearings and spring seats 
119000 400 Replaced front hub/bearing assembly with Timken because of noise Replaced control arms tie rod ends and stabliser links with Mayle parts 
125000  

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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volvo in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 100440    
104160 300 Left & right sway bar end links replaced,rear coil spring bump stop clip replaced. 
133300  

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1995 Volvo 850

Engine not specified

Volvo in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 239000    
249000 900 Replaced both front control arms, stab bar links, inner and outer tie rods, rear axle bushings, lft side, both rear shocks  
 
Volvo in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 160000    
165000 500 Replaced Steering u-joint. 
 

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1995 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 149000    
149000 95 left sway bar replaced 
169000 200 right passenger sway bar replaced 
177000 700 replaced both inner and out tie rods 
Volvo in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 200000    
203000 502 Replacement of rear shocks and front struts; first replacement in life of car. 
218000  
Volvo in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 178000    
179000 400 Replaced control arms. 
 

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