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Volvo S60 Problems and Repair Histories

739 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volvo S60. 306 of these members (41.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 918 repairs to Volvo S60s--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volvo S60 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volvo S60 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volvo S60 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 S60 repairs by problem area

28% of the Volvo S60 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 24% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 918 repairs.

Volvo S60 repair cost distribution

Of the Volvo S60 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 390 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.

2004 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

Volvo S60 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 31000    
32000 0 Car wouldn't start. 3rd time in 6 months its been towed to the shop because of computer problems, supposedly fixed this time. 
 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo S60 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 33000    
33000 0 The ABS system had a part that had to be replaced. The gas hose falls into the body of the car, has to be pulled out. 
 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo S60 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replace front steering control arm bolts as per Volvo recall (Recall ID# 04V029000). Repair completed under warranty. 
0 Headlamp wiper motor replacement (Volvo climate package accessory). repair completed under warranty. 
0 Steering control arms replaced. Repair completed under warranty. 
0 Alternator replaced. Repair compledted under warranty. 
60 Door locks reprogrammed to all open with one push of button. 
35520 0 Replace fuel pressure sensor (as per Volvo recall campaign # R181) due to faulty design. New fuel pressure sensor of modified design installed. 
35960 0 Replaced window seal drivers door. 
35960 120 Worn suspension bearings. 
73 Replaced cracked centre mount and speaker grille in dash. 
41820 50 Replace driver side wiper arm 
48380 72 Replaced broken driver side wiper. 
49600 274 Replacement of broken power folding mirror assembly. 
680 Replaced windshield. Volvo glass pits very easily, replaced with a PPG glass instead. 
139 Replaced upper radiator cooling hose. 
60620 250 Replace driver side ball joint 
64460 172 Replaced rear sway bar link arm, due to component failure. 
69460 168 Replaced passenger side rear shock. The original one had failed (loss of damping). 
73340 1600 Check engine light. MAF worn out. Mass air flow sensor replaced.rnrnDuring same visit found that PCV system was plugged. Entire PCV system replaced with new one.rn 
78120 120 Replace drivers door check (arrests door when opening). Replace worn bolt on transmission mount. 
81840 1800 Replaced strut mounts, spring seats, and front control arms. 
88040 429 Replaced driver side front wheel bearing assembly 
93620 300 Replaced ignition lock cylinder. Original one was starting to stick when the key was turned. 
94240 600 replacement of worn engine mount. replacement of failed power steering system valve, fluid reservoir, and hose. 
100440 92 Replaced turbo control valve replaced rear e-brakes and cables. e-brake cable had broken, causing e-brake shoes to get damaged as well. 
103540 87 Replaced sway bar end links. 
105180 500 replaced front CV axles (both sides) 
107260  

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 99000    
100000 2100 steering fluid losses front axle replacement. 
142000 0 Catalytic Converter (?) Low Emission Efficiency, Intake Valve Circuit. Estimate of $2,300. Decided not to repair. 
 

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2001 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 65000    
66000 200 passenger window skipped track 
 

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2001 Volvo S60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo S60 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 76880    
78120 0 Defective wheel bearing 
83080 1630 Transmission failure due to gear slippage in gears 1, 2, and 3 (repair replaced the planetary gears and associated parts). Thermostat failure. 
83080 60 Turbo Control Valve defective 
93620 0 Sway bar end links were bad and needed replacing (both sides). Driver side inner tie rod end defective. Parts purchased for install in June. 
96720 130 Replaced driver side inner tie rod end. 
102300 0 Power steering leak/groan. Problem is a slow leaking power steering pump that will be replaced at a later date. 
103540 100 Leaking power steering pump - replacement required. Voltage regulator on alternator intermittently malfunctioning (cost of part was US$135). Headlight wiper motor not working (passenger side). Obtained part but did not repair yet as bumper needs to be removed for repair. Passenger door lock actuator malfunctioning intermittently. Sometimes takes 2 - 3 attempts to lock the door (door unlocks itself when locking is attempted). Need to obtain part for self repair. 
104160 0 Leaking driver side strut. 
105400 200 Bad outer tie rods 
 
Volvo in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 72000    
76000 600 Replaced front rotors and all pads on s60 myself. 
88000 650 Alternator died - determined faulty and replaced by dealership. 
95000 4000 TOTAL transmission failure. Rebuild uneconomical - new transmission needed and installed. 
 
Volvo S60 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 103000    
116000 755 Right Control Arm Bushing failed due to oil leaking from a $3 gasket above it. Right front strut going out, makes constant noise. Brake pedal position sensor became faulty. Caused cruise control to only work intermittently and displayed a message, "Engine System Service Required." 
130000 0 The rear shocks and front struts all needed replacing and the estimate was somewhere around $1300 at an independent shop. I declined the work and traded it in. 
 

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