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Volvo C30 repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (11%)

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Volvo C30 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (40%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (10%)

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.

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 
89000 mi

US $725
Driver CV joint was bad, Passenger was just starting to go. Had both rebuilt. Replaced transmission fluid with Red Line at same time. 

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2009 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

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

3000 mi parking brake stuck, first time i was able to get it back down and into the dealer. they claimed to service it, though nothing was done. Later that month it stuck again and i had it towed to the dealer. They replaced my parking brake. 

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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

71000 mi

US $275
CV boot had to be replaced so I rebuilt the entire system 
145000 mi

US $150
Both axles replaced due to wear. 
118000 mi

US $1800
Replaced clutch, slave cylinder, throw out bearing and pressure plate 
61000 mi

US $160
Torn CV boot 
65000 mi

US $108
Other CV boot 
80000 mi

US $950
Clutch master cylinder failed 
117000 mi

US $1003
Leaking CV axle boot. Replaced 
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

75000 mi Replaced boot 
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. 
128000 mi

US $269
CV boot repair 
137700 mi

US $300
Replaced drivers side CV joint. 
104000 mi

US $1575
Needed a new torque converter and valve body. Stealership wanted to replace complete transmission for $6500! Volvo would not offer any assistance. very dissappointed. 
104300 mi Turns out a new transmission was needed after all. Very troubling for a vehicle with just over 100k miles. Private shop went above and beyond and took care of this for no extra charges! 
120000 mi

US $240
Boot wore away, cv axle replaced 
95000 mi

US $250
Cv joint 

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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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2008 Volvo C30 2dr Hatch

123-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

72160 mi

$300
part was replaced (CV joint) 

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