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Volvo C30 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 10 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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2011 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 227hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual FWD

19000 mi then clutch cable bushing, then the mechanic broke the shifter boot - total three trips to the shop. 

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2011 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 227hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

39000 mi Road noise attributed to tire wear (inside edges of tires). Believe this is due to Volvo's overly aggressive rear camber (-2.1 degrees) which is still in Volvo's spec. 

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2009 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 227hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual FWD

55000 mi

US $550
Prematurely worn CV boots 

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2008 Volvo C30

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

53000 mi Failure of dual-mass flywheel. Flywheel and clutch assembly replaced under warranty. 

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2008 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 227hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual FWD

80000 mi

US $950
Clutch master cylinder failed 
15000 mi Transmission Replacement due to small noise. Dealer tried to figure out, but could not, so Volvo sent a new tranny for them to replace so Volvo could look at noisy one. 

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2008 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 227hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $500
had to have the CV boot replaced, original one was crack leaking grease 
120000 mi

US $450
CV boot on driver side was replaced. (passenger side was replaced last year) The CV boot was ripped, discovered during the 120,000 mile service. 

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2008 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

40000 mi

£1600
dmf (dual mass flywheel) failure. Not driver cause. Clutch replaced at same time. 

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Volvo C30 Transmission Problems

257 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo C30. 15 of these members (5.8%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 17 transmission repairs to Volvo C30s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volvo C30 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.