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Volvo S60 Transmission Problems

764 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo S60. 80 of these members (10.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 117 transmission repairs to Volvo S60s--an average of 0.2 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 S60 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Volvo S60 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1087 repairs.

Volvo S60 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 124 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 Volvo S60 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2006 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

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. 

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2005 Volvo S60

Engine not specified

61000 mi US $2100 Clutch Cylinder Failure About 500 miles later the whole assembly failed thus the AWD was dead and in Front Wheel Drive mode only, this would be okay except it would have severe wheel hop, spin and pull. Towed to dealer and replaced. 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

19000 mi   Angle gear slack and clicking was fixed with loctite 
28000   Leaking Angle Gear needed to be resealed. Expensive! 

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2005 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

33000 mi   Leaking Angle Gear. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

57000 mi   Buzzing sound in 5th gear; Tech service bulletin work performed. 

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2004 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi US $79 Transmission/turbo still "flaring" between 2nd and 3rd gear around 40 mph. The shop said it may be transmission related but he couldn't reproduce it during his test drive. 

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2002 Volvo S60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

76000 mi   The drivers side front driveshaft broke, This was due to collapsed ball joints in both of the CV Joints in that driveshaft. 

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2001 Volvo S60 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

110000 mi US $3000 Transmission overhauled. Removed and rebuilt by myself after much study. Spent over $1800 on parts and another $400 on machine work.  

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2001 Volvo S60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

95000 mi US $4000 TOTAL transmission failure. Rebuild uneconomical - new transmission needed and installed. 
83080 C $1600 Transmission failure due to gear slippage in gears 1, 2, and 3 (repair replaced the planetary gears and associated parts). 

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