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2006 Volvo S60 Problems and Repair Histories

100 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Volvo S60. 40 of these members (40%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 139 repairs to 2006 Volvo S60s--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Volvo S60 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Volvo S60 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 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 2006 Volvo S60 repairs by problem area

23% of the 2006 Volvo S60 repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 25% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 139 repairs.

2006 Volvo S60 repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Volvo S60 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 35% between $100 and $499, 46% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 Volvo S60 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

Volvo S60 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 82000    
83000 100 Air conditioner blowing warm air. 
94000 920 Replaced timing belt and water pump.  Also replace front and rear brakes along with the rear rotors. 
 
Volvo S60 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 34000    
35000 0 Rear headrests would not retract. Climate control console was replaced under warranty, turns out there was a kinked wire. Problem is fixed now. 
 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo S60 in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 24000    
25000 0 Signal stalk replacement 
28000 0 premature leather dye failure revised valve body replacement 
33000 0 Driver seat popping noise nav software update interior A pillar noise. I think I fixed it by pressing/tapping on the A pillar trim. 
34000 0 Seat popped when turning left 
44000  
Volvo S60 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 44640    
45880 0 Door lock (was causing alarm malfunction). Steering stops noisy - lubed to fix. Driver seat creaking under load (eg. lean) - fixed by lube. 
49600 0 Leaking radiator Intercooler for turbo Valve body Angle gear (AWD) 
55560 600 High pitched whine from speakers when car is running (even if radio is off). Rear passenger door lock was defective (showed code) 
66540 0 Front wheel bearings replaced Struts and shocks defective/worn out. 
66960 225 Front 4C struts replaced under extended warranty and related spring seats (this part paid by owner). 
70680 100 Steering knuckle was failing 
74400 100 Front driveshafts were bad due to torn boots causing leak and contamination. 
81840 0 Blower motor required replacement (noisy) 
85560 0 Rear shocks need to be replaced 
88040 850 Replace rear shocks 
94240 500 Bad front strut Serviced PCV system including broken PCV hose 
99200  

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

Volvo S60 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 - vibration under braking from highway speeds - smoke from rear of engine bay after driving hard - Axle ping/clicking performing garage maneuvers (TNN77-08-2004-03-25) - Excessive leather wear on and excessive play of back of drivers seat - various in 
0 One headlamp was vibrating badly and replaced. 
0 Had to go to a second dealer to get headlamp repair done. 
0 Wiring harness replaced after headlamp repair was done incorrectly and the accessory drive belt rubbed through some wiring! 
0 - squeak/creak in suspension - distorted sound from front passenger door speakers at ANY volume - wind noise from corner of drivers door, seal isn't flush on door compared to passenger side 
0 Outer tie rod end was loose and replaced. Door seals falling off and were replaced. Various interior rattles fixed. 
0 Wheel bearings noisy and needed to be replaced AWD system failed and needed to be replaced Axles are clicking and were glued Cost was zero as it was covered by warranty 
0 Had to visit a second dealer to get AWD system covered under warranty. 
0 Clutch position sensor failed. Also, clutch pedal springs fell off the car. 
63000 70 Fuel lines became detached from car 
68000 350 Parking brake stuck on, immobilizing car. Outer tie rod was loose More parts in the parking brake system needed replacing. Brake was still dragging after first repair attempt. 
68000 0 The spline sleeve/collar and angle gear of the AWD system failed with a loud metallic BANG and had to be replaced. This is a very common failure for modern Volvo AWD systems and as such was easy for myself and the dealer to diagnose. 
88300 0 throttle body cleaned 
92000 0 Suspension was getting noisy and crashing somewhat over bumps. Various suspension parts replaced (bushings, mounts, etc). 
 
Volvo S60 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 21000    
38000 0 AWD began slipping on initial takeoff under full throttle. Initial diagnosis was nothing wrong. AWD then failed 1 year later. Collar was broken and stuck to shaft, which warranted a new tranmission. The angle gear was also replaced. 
47500 0 Turn signal stalk replacement. 
112700 570 Front Left/Right Control Arm Bushings (F/R) 
114000 65 Intake camshaft reset solenoid valve had faulty connection and would not energize causing the engine to run in a low performance state. 
119000 300 2 Failed ignition coils. Replaced all 5 coil packs and all 5 spark plugs. 
126000  
Volvo S60 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 47000    
50000 0 Had to go in for faulty clutch position switch. took 3 days to repay. it threw everything off -- turbo, fan, intercooler, and engine timing. Fixed the switch, that worked. problem solved. prior to that, it would backfire, stutter on acceleration, and the  
50000 0 Clutch position switch replaced again. Right front strut replaced. Needed a software code reset to fix a faulty window that wouldn't roll up properly. 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 257hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo S60 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 14000    
27000 0 Problem on startup - engine cranking but not igniting right away. Faulty temperature sensor. 
 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo S60 in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 36000    
38000 110 MAF sensor causing CEL code. Monitored OBD2 output of MAF sensor to identify no response from MAF. 
92000 275 Worn bushing on sway bar link creaking & clunking on bumps. Replaced link, rotated tires and performed alignment as periodic maintenance.  
111000 75 Replace worn sway bar link. 
132000  

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo S60 in United Arab Emirates
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 8680    
9300 0 Fuel door hinge replaced. 
11160 0 Indicator relay in dashboard replaced. 
 

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