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2006 Volvo S60 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 180 repairs.

2006 Volvo S60 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (40%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 58 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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2006 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

Volvo S60 in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

83000 mi

US $100
Air conditioner blowing warm air. 
May 2010

94000 mi

US $920
Replaced timing belt and water pump.  Also replace front and rear brakes along with the rear rotors. 
Volvo S60 in Alabama, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

35000 mi
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
Jul 2009 - Dec 2015
Aug 2009

24800 mi
Signal stalk replacement 
Nov 2009

28000 mi
premature leather dye failure revised valve body replacement 
Jul 2010

33000 mi
Driver seat popping noise nav software update interior A pillar noise. I think I fixed it by pressing/tapping on the A pillar trim. 
Aug 2010

34000 mi
Seat popped when turning left 
May 2015

46000 mi

US $550
PCV hose cracked, replaced entire PCV system. 
Volvo S60 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2013
Mar 2009

45880 mi
Door lock (was causing alarm malfunction). Steering stops noisy - lubed to fix. Driver seat creaking under load (eg. lean) - fixed by lube. 
Aug 2009

49600 mi
Leaking radiator Intercooler for turbo Valve body Angle gear (AWD) 
Jan 2010

55560 mi

C $600
High pitched whine from speakers when car is running (even if radio is off). Rear passenger door lock was defective (showed code) 
Oct 2010

66540 mi
Front wheel bearings replaced Struts and shocks defective/worn out. 
Dec 2010

66960 mi

C $225
Front 4C struts replaced under extended warranty and related spring seats (this part paid by owner). 
Mar 2011

70680 mi

C $100
Steering knuckle was failing 
Jun 2011

74400 mi

C $100
Front driveshafts were bad due to torn boots causing leak and contamination. 
Dec 2011

81840 mi
Blower motor required replacement (noisy) 
Apr 2012

85560 mi
Rear shocks need to be replaced 
Jun 2012

88040 mi

C $850
Replace rear shocks 
Oct 2012

94240 mi

C $500
Bad front strut Serviced PCV system including broken PCV hose 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

Volvo S60 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2013
Jun 2007

20000 mi
- 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 
Jul 2007

22500 mi
One headlamp was vibrating badly and replaced. 
Aug 2007

23300 mi
Had to go to a second dealer to get headlamp repair done. 
Sep 2007

24000 mi
Wiring harness replaced after headlamp repair was done incorrectly and the accessory drive belt rubbed through some wiring! 
Apr 2008

30600 mi
- 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 
Jun 2008

35000 mi
Outer tie rod end was loose and replaced. Door seals falling off and were replaced. Various interior rattles fixed. 
Jul 2008

38500 mi
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 
Aug 2008

39000 mi
Had to visit a second dealer to get AWD system covered under warranty. 
Apr 2009

57000 mi
Clutch position sensor failed. Also, clutch pedal springs fell off the car. 
Oct 2009

63000 mi

US $70
Fuel lines became detached from car 
Dec 2009

68000 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2010

68000 mi
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. 
Jan 2011

88300 mi
throttle body cleaned 
May 2011

92000 mi
Suspension was getting noisy and crashing somewhat over bumps. Various suspension parts replaced (bushings, mounts, etc). 
Volvo S60 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2015
Mar 2009

38000 mi
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. 
Nov 2009

47200 mi
Turn signal stalk replacement. 
Apr 2013

112700 mi

US $570
Front Left/Right Control Arm Bushings (F/R) 
Jun 2013

114000 mi

US $65
Intake camshaft reset solenoid valve had faulty connection and would not energize causing the engine to run in a low performance state. 
Oct 2013

119000 mi

US $300
2 Failed ignition coils. Replaced all 5 coil packs and all 5 spark plugs. 
Feb 2015

143300 mi

US $600
Replaced front/rear shocks/struts (one was leaking), strut tops, front wheel bearings 
Volvo S60 in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2009
Mar 2009

50000 mi
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  
Jun 2009

50000 mi
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
Jan 2008 - Oct 2009
Sep 2009

27000 mi
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
Feb 2008 - Dec 2015
Jun 2008

38000 mi

US $110
MAF sensor causing CEL code. Monitored OBD2 output of MAF sensor to identify no response from MAF. 
Sep 2011

92000 mi

US $275
Worn bushing on sway bar link creaking & clunking on bumps. Replaced link, rotated tires and performed alignment as periodic maintenance.  
Sep 2012

111000 mi

US $75
Replace worn sway bar link. 
Sep 2014

139000 mi

US $400
Replaced lower control arms, and struts. The struts were basically preventative. The lower arms were functional but compromised and were showing signs of torn rubber in the bushings. Replaced brake pads while working there. $290. Replaced right and left Axles/CV joints due to torn boots and noisy CV joints. $110. 

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2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo S60 in United Arab Emirates
Jan 2008 - Nov 2008
Feb 2008

9300 mi
Fuel door hinge replaced. 
May 2008

11160 mi
Indicator relay in dashboard replaced. 

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2006 Volvo S60 Repair Histories

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